Aquille Carr finalizes deal with Canadian basketball team

The Baltimore Sun

Aquille Carr will soon be on his way to Canada.

The one-time Patterson star, who became a YouTube sensation for his feats on the basketball court, agreed to terms Friday night on a contract with the National Basketball League of Canada's Saint John Mill Rats.

Carr plans to travel to Saint John this week. The team has organized a meet-and-greet with fans on Wednesday.

A Mill Rats news release said Carr was "projected to team with the league's reigning MVP, guard Anthony Anderson (aka Double A), to form perhaps the hardest backcourt in the NBL Canada to contain."

The two-time All-Metro Player of the Year had not latched on with a professional basketball team since being released by the NBA Development League's Delaware 87ers in January. Carr, 20, declared for the NBA draft in June, but was not selected.

The six-month contract with Saint John would keep him with the Mill Rats through the 2014-15 season. The deal has an opt-out clause that he could exercise this month.

“I'm glad they gave me the opportunity,” Carr told The Sun last week. “I’m just going up there ready to just listen and be coachable and be a great player to the team. I just want to get out there.”

The 3-year-old NBL has eight teams, which are split between the Central Division and the Atlantic Division. The Mill Rats (24-20) had the fifth-best record in the league last season. Their first game this season is Nov. 1.

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