Nine Baltimore-area boys basketball players are committed to Division I programs, but at least one won't sign during the fall period, which begins Wednesday.
Former Patterson guard Aquille Carr doesn't plan to sign with Seton Hall during the week-long signing period, according to his high school coach. Is the two-time Baltimore Sun All-Metro Player of the Year still committed to the Pirates?
"Absolutely," said Van Whitfield, Carr's coach at Princeton Day Academy in Beltsville. "We actually play at St. Benedict's [in Newark] on Thursday."
Whitfield, who said he expects to see some Seton Hall representation during PDA's game in New Jersey this week, likes what he's seen from Carr so far.
"What I'm really impressed by is his focus to qualify and his academic process," Whitfield said. "He's getting his academic house in order. He's here every day, doing his work."
Anton Waters, a former Forest Park forward and Princeton Day's other Baltimore senior, will also wait until spring to sign, Whitfield said.
"It looks like he's very interested in Quinnipiac, as they are in him," Whitfield said. "For him again, it's making sure that he stays on pace, gets himself qualified. He made the honor roll here first quarter."