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Dime #65: Baltimore’s Aquille Carr Is “The Crime Stopper”

Dime #65

Aquille Carr, Dime #65

For a summer filled with so much uncertainty, one thing has become undeniably clear: Basketball has never been better. After an epic NBA Finals, pundits around the world saw July 1′s expiration of the collective bargaining agreement as the “End of Days.” Instead, we witnessed NBA superstars Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose and Chris Paul fly to the Philippines for an exhibition game; Kevin Durant, Brandon Jennings and John Wall hit every top-flight Pro-Am across the country; and two of the most well-known summer leagues – D.C.’s Goodman League and L.A.’s Drew League – battle for bragging rights in our nation’s capital.

But amongst all that, we could not help but find ourselves completely enraptured with an electric 5-7 point guard from Baltimore named Aquille Carr. Following in the footsteps of Charm City legends such as Muggsy Bogues, Sam Cassell and Juan Dixon, the rising junior at Patterson High School packs a gym to capacity whenever and wherever he plays. So after two years and well over three million collective YouTube views, we decided to introduce the pint-sized monster to the world in a big way.

In the previous 64 issues of Dime, we have featured a high school ballplayer alone on the cover only four times – Dwight Howard in 2004 (Dime #9), O.J. Mayo in 2005 (Dime #17), Tyreke Evans in 2006 (Dime #24) and Lance Stephenson in 2008 (Dime #42). And I’m proud to say that as you have come to expect from us, we have given Aquille Carr the shine he deserves before anyone else.

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Dime #65 is on sale now on newsstands nationwide. In addition to Carr, the issue includes features on LaMarcus Aldridge, Ben Gordon, Jeremy Lamb, Trey Burke, Walter Luckett and Kobe Bryant, the world’s largest sneaker collection, as well as interviews with Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Jackie MacMullan and much more. Check it out.

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  • http://www.dimemag.com Dylan Murphy

    This issue is dope. That’s really all there is to say.

  • http://www.glidehoyas.blogspot.com Kent

    Where’s my comments OMG it’s like that??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTYOKBnpX1U&NR=1

    Well, here’s the other great Baltimore shortman doing his thing for the Atlantic 10 conference…Shawnta Rogers! Hope this doesn’t get erased.

  • http://www.geturweightup.com Chicagorilla

    @Kent

    Shawnta Rogers is cool and all, but you just disrespected the shit outta Muggsy Bogues. Muggsy is the ORIGINAL little man from Baltimore who actually made it to the NBA and had a long career.

  • http://www.DarkWingPro.com DarkWing Productions

    I’ve watched Aquille play up close twice so far, and let me say that NO ONE can stay in front of him. He’s fearless (and oftentimes tunnel-visioned) going to the hole, and he has enough strength, hang time, and creativity to finish. Like I said in a previous comment here on Dime, he’ll be a big time college player, but I’m not sure about his NBA potential. I look forward to watching this kid’s career.

  • Hot Fiyah

    Great cover guys!

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com Shock Exchange

    Saw this kid play vs. Cardozo at Baruch College in January. The first thought that came to mind was “Calvin Murphy.” Exciting to watch but would slow your roll on any NBA talk right now.

  • Ali

    baltimore is on fire right now w/ folks running around trying to get a copy.

  • http://www.glidehoyas.blogspot.com Kent

    @Chicagogorilla I had put up that Shawnta wasn’t mentioned along with Muggsy and someone took it off. So, for you to say what you said is totally bogus. I tweet and fb with Muggsy on the regular slim, and I’ve seen Muggs play since he was 12 years old, I already know the deal and the history of Baltimore bball. I grew my adoloscence years there. I’m in my late 40′s so I think you need to go back and take a look at yourself in the miroor slick before you rush to judgement and your dead wrong. If you would’ve read what I wrote you could clearly see where I said, “OMG, it’s like that”, meaning I posted Muggs, and Rogers! Also, if you would’ve read on the word, “OTHER” means Muggsy duhhhhhhhhhhh Smdh! Some people cannot read or do not understand what they’ve read…oh well, live and learn…stay in your lane Mr. Chitowngorilla!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.glidehoyas.blogspot.com Kent

    @ChicagoGorilla http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiqKpNZsOnU

    Enough said!

  • http://www.glidehoyas.blogspot.com Kent

    @ChicagoGorilla read foo readddddd! LOL

  • http://www.espn.com Sho-Nuff

    Isn’t this kid two years older than everyone he plays with?

  • http://www.espn.com Sho-Nuff

    He’s a year or two older than everyone in his grade isn’t he?

  • http://www.espn.com Sho-Nuff

    Oops…2X post…my bad….I didn’t hit refresh….

  • Ali

    @ sho-nuff, people act like he’s mad old. most top players have reclassified and are older than their normal class. aquille will be 18 years old when his senior year begins. and for people to suggest that he does well because of his age, they must not have seen him giving it to major college players, overseas pro and nba cats during the summer at the melo pro am. people who talk about this kids age just need to stop. because it’s not a factor.