Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Will Carr, Wilbutt ever play for Seton Hall?
By Matt Giles
UPDATE: The possibility is growing that neither of Seton Hall's two 2013 signees will ever play for the Pirates.
Early Tuesday morning, Aquille Carr (Baltimore, Md./Princeton Day Academy) took to Twitter to announce that he's made the decision to play professionally overseas rather than attend Seton Hall next season. This shouldn't come as a huge surprise, given the earlier report by Childs Walker of the Baltimore Sun, but it's a huge blow for the Pirates nevertheless.
The future of fellow 2013 recruit Jerron Wilbutt (Chicago, Ill./Downers Grove South High) is also very much in doubt after he was arrested and charged with robbery last Friday in his home state of Illinois. We'll continue to keep an eye on this situation, and let you know when more information is available.
When Aquille Carr committed to Seton Hall, eyebrows throughout the recruiting world were raised. Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard is known to stress guard stability, and his top teams have been skilled at limiting their turnover percentages. Carr's game, while exciting, can also be seen as unstable and unpredictable, and there were questions of whether Carr's game would actually work within Willard's offensive system. However, it also now appears that Carr potentially will never suit up in the college level.
In an article by Childs Walker in the Baltimore Sun, Carr professed that he is considering bypassing college and trekking overseas to play professional ball. Walker also spoke to several recruiting analysts and there is a doubt that Carr will actually play in South Orange. It will be interesting to follow Carr's decision after the 2013 season, if the pint-sized guard actually ends up at Seton Hall. The Pirates also have a commitment from Jerron Wilbutt, and while Wilbutt is a 2, Aaron Cosby should return for his junior season. Cosby has proved to be stabilizing point, posting a turnover rate of 24 percent in his first season running the point fulltime.