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Top basketball recruit Carr arrested in Baltimore

Top basketball recruit arrested in Baltimore

10:21 PM, Aug. 18, 2012 EDT


Police say a high school basketball player who's regarded as one of the country's top recruits has been arrested in his native Baltimore on charges of assaulting the mother of his child.

Baltimore police say 18-year-old Aquille Carr was arrested Friday. He faces two misdemeanor charges: second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. Online court records do not list an attorney for him and he has a hearing set for Sept. 19. He was released from jail on Saturday.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Carr was charged in a warrant based on statements from the victim. She was not seriously injured.

Carr is a rising senior and has committed to play at Seton Hall. The 5-7 point guard played at Patterson High in Baltimore before transferring this spring to St. Patrick High in Elizabeth, N.J.

Seton Hall's school athletics spokesman says Carr has not signed a formal agreement to play for the New Jersey school but has committed verbally.

Carr led Patterson to the Class 3A Maryland championship last season. He is scheduled to play this coming weekend in the Under Armour Elite 24 game and dunk contest in Venice Beach, Calif. On Sunday, he tweeted: "On my way to my game showtime."



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