Former Patterson star Aquille Carr, cut by the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League last month, has not abandoned his professional dreams.

Carr, who recently signed with Hazan Sports Management, plans to declare soon for the 2014 NBA draft.

"We were planning on having him declare for the draft this year," said Daniel Hazan, CEO and founder of Hazan Sports Management in New York. "Right now, he’s just going through training."

Sportsagentblog.com first reported Carr's plans this week.


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Carr, known as the "Crimestopper" at Patterson for his must-see athletic feats, was released by the 87ers on Jan. 3 and went unclaimed through the D-League waiver system.

He had not played in a game for Delaware since Dec. 15 vs. Fort Wayne, when the 5-foot-6, 148-pound guard missed all six of his field-goal attempts and played just eight minutes, going 1-for-2 from the free-throw line with two assists, one turnover and one rebound.

Three days earlier, Carr scored 22 points for the second consecutive game in a 115-88 loss to the Idaho Stampede. He also scored 22 points in a 127-108 loss to the Stampede on Dec. 11.

Brandon Williams, the 87ers' general manager, said in January that cutting Carr had more to do with personal issues than talent.

"Somewhere in there, there were matters that made Aquille less available than we would like," he said.

Carr was picked by Delaware, the development league affiliate of the Philadelphia 76ers, in the third round of the D-League draft last November.

Hazan said more information about Carr's comeback would be released by the agency on Monday.

"We’re working on some things," he said.

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