2014 PG Shaquile Carr drawing interest from UNLV, UCLA, Utah

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PHILADELPHIA–It’s fitting that 2014 guard Shaquile Carr plays for a team called the Las Vegas Prospects, as he, himself, is one whose stock is rising.

The 6-0, 155-pound guard may have some weight to add before playing high-major basketball, but he already has coaches taking note of his potential.

The Las Vegas native is picking up interest from schools that include Utah, UCLA, and UNLV.

UNLV head coach Dave Rice made the recruiting trip from Nevada to Philadelphia to watch Carr, among others.

“Now, I’m looking for a school that would let me run the point the way I want to run it,” Carr told NBCSports.com. “Working the pick and roll, stuff like that.”

Carr is an average-sized, athletic point guard with the ability to get to the rim. He has good body control around the basket, good court vision, and a dash of flash to his game, though he prides himself on being a “pass-first” player.

“I like to get my teammates involved and I like to pass more than score, really,” he says.

But at an event like the Philadelphia Jam Fest, he says, he is allowing coaches out east to get a look at him. He may even want to go far from home for school.

“Staying close to home isn’t really important,” he said. “I want to look at the east coast.”

Carr and teammate Gerad Davis have talked about attending school together. Davis is a well-built shooting guard with impressive athleticism who should end up with a frame that allows him to play at the mid-to-high major level.

If the two were a package deal, they could be a solid combination in a team’s backcourt.

Las Vegas dominated in their first two games of the Jam Fest on Saturday and moves on to play Saturday night.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at JohnnyJungle.com, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_