Shaquile Carr commits to UTEP

Shaquile Carr as shown above, has decided to take his talents to UTEP in the 2014 class.

Tim Floyd and the UTEP Miners picked up another guard commitment Friday morning with Shaquile Carr giving UTEP a verbal commit. Carr is a 6'1, 155 lb point guard from Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas, also held interest from Arizona, UCLA, USC, and also from UNLV. Rivals has him listed as a three star prospect, and has him as the 28th overall point guard in the nation, and 46th best player overall. This now adds five guards to the 2014 class for the Miners. Floyd was out recruiting Wednesday, and Bob Cantu is still out on the road. Carr, who had his junior season end prematurely last year because he was ruled academically ineligible, verbally committed today with UTEP basketball. If Carr doesn’t meet NCAA qualifying criteria, he can still enroll at UTEP under Proposition 48. Carr is averaging 14.3 points, 3 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game this season for Canyon Springs, which is arguably the best public-school team in Las Vegas. The only other scholarship offered to Carr was from Loyola Marymount. He’s the third Canyon Springs players to commit this month. Brothers Gerad and Jordan Davis are heading to Eastern Washington.


Carr is a exceptional point guard prospect for the next level. He has great size, athleticism, and savvy for the position. He plays with an even keel at all times and rarely turns it over. He can burst off the dribble and also has a tight crossover. Playing for the Las Vegas Prospects on the summer circuit, Carr showed poise and good decision-making with the ball in his hands. Las Vegas Prospects coach Anthony Brown thinks it's a good fit for Carr."Besides the OJ Mayo run, if you look at TIm Floyd history he likes those guards that are 6-foot and under that are athletic and can run a team," Brown said. "He'll fit in well there." Maybe Carr will be Floyd’s next “OJ Mayo” talent, but regardless the UTEP program landed a highly touted recruit. 

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