YouTube sensation and former Seton Hall commit Aquille Carr has declared for the 2014 NBA Draft.
This news was reported by Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv on Sunday afternoon.
The 5-foot-6 point guard has been one of the most exciting recruits to watch over the years, with game highlights that looked more like the And-1 Mixtape Tour than a high school basketball game.
He had committed to Seton Hall, but in March of 2013 he decided to pursue a professional career. In June, he was offered a contract by the the Qingdao Double Stars of the Chinese Basketball Association. The “Crimestopper” entered the NBA Development League draft in October, and was selected in the third round by the Delaware 87ers, the minor league affiliate to the Philadelphia 76ers.
He played only 10 games in the D-League before being released. He averaged 10.7 points in 14.0 minutes per game, averaging more turnovers (2.1) than assists (1.9).
Carr will be 21-years-old by the start of the next NBA season.
Already lacking depth, No. 13 Iowa State will be short a key contributor Saturday when they take on Oklahoma State in Stillwater.
Friday night it was announced that senior forward Jameel McKay has been suspended indefinitely by head coach Steve Prohm and did not make the trip with the team. McKay, who’s been dealing with knee issues recently, is averaging 12.4 points and a team-high 9.0 rebounds per game on the season.
Over the last six games he’s averaging 7.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per contest, shooting 60.6 percent from the field.
McKay has been asked to man the middle for a team lacking in both size and depth, with Georges Niang shifting over to the five when McKay needs a break for either rest or foul trouble reasons. Without McKay even more responsibility falls upon the shoulders of Niang, Abdel Nader and Deonte Burton in the front court.
The Cyclones are looking to end a two-game losing streak, and even with Oklahoma State’s struggles accomplishing that gets tougher with McKay out of the lineup.
News of McKay’s suspension was first reported by the Ames Tribune.
LAS VEGAS (AP) UNLV junior guard Daquan Cook has been dismissed from the team.
Interim coach Todd Simon made the announcement on Friday, though no reason was given.
Cook was suspended for 13 games by previous coach Dave Rice in November after being arrested and charged with DUI.
Cook appeared in two games this season after being reinstated, scoring three points in four minutes. He missed the 2014-15 season after tearing his right ACL and played 28 games as a sophomore.