After returning from a tournament in Milan, Italy, Joe Davis broke the news that Aquille Carr (5’7", 140 pounds) had been offered a $750,000 contract with an Italian team (Carr had just led the Junior International US team to a gold medal.). The team in question is the same team, Virtus Roma, that had previously signed Brandon Jennings a few years back. The contract could be worth up to $1 million. Carr is still a sophomore in high school but turns 18 next school year.
Back in February, I wrote an article on Carr because after watching just one video of him, I was amazed. Now with this offer for him on the table, he could also be receiving a shoe deal with Under Armour. Carr already plays for an Under Amour sponsored team, and the company is looking for another star to advertise their brand.
"Yes, I would be interested in [playing abroad] one day," Carr told Davis. "It was fun over there. I had to get adjusted to how they were playing. My second, third, fourth and fifth game, I was averaging like 41 points.
"I just want to keep [the Roma offer] in mind. I don't want to make my decision so fast. But perhaps we might do that."
Carr plans on talking with Brandon Jennings before making his final decision on whether or not to play in Italy. In addition to his AAU team’s current sponsorship with Under Armour, his high school team is also going to enter a two year sponsorship with the company. Carr’s team will be playing in next year’s Brandon Jennings Invitational, held in Milwaukee sometime in January.
There is one important thing to keep in mind about this situation: Carr could just as well turn out like Jeremy Tyler and not Brandon Jennings.