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Playground / Jun 27, 2014 / 8:00 pm

TBT Diary: A First-Hand Account From The GM & Coach of “Rep Your City”

Marcus Lewis

A few weekends ago, I had the chance to coach a group of former Division I and professional basketball players in the first annual TBT Basketball Tournament held at Philadelphia University. For someone with dreams of one day running their own NBA franchise, this platform provided me and others with the rare opportunity to recruit who ever we wanted to play in this 32-team, single elimination open tournament. Read More »

High School, Video / May 2, 2014 / 4:45 pm

The 10 Most Exciting HS Players We’ve Ever Seen

Aquille Carr

Aquille Carr (photo. Douglas Sonders)

Basketball is fun. It provides jaw-dropping highlights and eye-popping plays. NBA and college hoops are full of them, but it is what happens on the high school hardwood that often goes unnoticed. While not every player “makes it” to superstardom, there are those who find unfathomable success before they are even legally allowed to drive cars. Read More »

Playground / Apr 15, 2014 / 4:15 pm

5 Reasons To Watch Philly’s “The Basketball Tournament” This June

Aquille Carr

For some NBA fans, the summer is the most exciting time of the year, especially if your team is rebuilding. You can’t help but get excited about where the ping-pong balls may fall for the upcoming NBA Draft. You then get to take a sneak peak at your team’s rookies in action during the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer Leagues. We often get to see our favorite NBA players play in charity events and prestigious summer leagues as well. Read More »

D-League, NBA Draft, Overseas / Mar 11, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Aquille Carr Talks NBA Draft & His Road Less Traveled

Aquille Carr

There are a handful of American basketball players who have entered the NBA Draft without attending college since the 2005 Collective Bargaining Agreement put a damper on any high schoolers dreaming to jump straight to the pros. It isn’t a perfect science, but players like Brandon Jennings and Jeremy Tyler have stuck around NBA circles after their unorthodox methods to get there. Read More »

High School, Video / Oct 7, 2013 / 3:45 pm

Video: The Nastiest Collection Of Ankle-Breaking Crossovers You’ll Ever See

Jordan McLaughlin

Aquille Carr. Marcus Lovett, Jr. Jamal Crawford. Austin Rivers. They’re all here on Ballislife’s Ankle Breakers Vol. 2, over four minutes of straight ruthlessness. These highlights are a product of multiple years of filming, as you’ll find footage from just about every level of basketball. It all ends with a move that was so sick it actually did “hurt” somebody. Read More »

Overseas, Playground, Video / Oct 2, 2013 / 11:00 am

Aquille Carr’s Ridiculous 2013 Summer Mixtape

Aquille Carr

High school legend Aquille Carr spent most of the past summer killing the competition overseas, including shutting it down at the adidas Eurocamp in Italy. However, he still had time to come home to Baltimore and show how it’s done during the Goodman versus Melo League showdown and the Will Barton Stop The Violence Challenge. Check out the highlights after the jump. Read More »

Overseas, Smack / Sep 9, 2013 / 10:15 am

Aquille Carr Is Showing Out As He Starts His Pro Career In China

Aquille Carr

First there was Brandon Jennings and Jeremy Tyler. Now there’s Aquille Carr. Originally committed to Seton Hall, the 5-6 Carr decided to forgo college and start his professional career overseas, and earlier this summer on a USA Legends Tour (playing with people like Tracy McGrady, Jason Williams and Gary Payton) he played well enough to receive a contract offer. Check out some of his best highlights from the summer. Read More »

Playground, Video / Aug 13, 2013 / 2:15 pm

Will Barton, Kent Bazemore & Aquille Carr Go Off In Baltimore Charity Game

Kent Bazemore

Portland’s Will Barton didn’t have any dunks that rivaled what he did earlier this summer, but he was still one of the headliners in his Stop The Violence Challenge in Baltimore. Taking place at St. Frances Academy in B-More, the charity game also featured Josh Selby, Aquille Carr, Donte Greene and Kent Bazemore, who had more than his fair share of highlights. Read More »

Playground, Video / Aug 5, 2013 / 10:30 am

Video: Aquille Carr & Josh Selby Show Out In Baltimore Vs. DC All-Star Showdown

Aquille Carr

There’s a strong argument that the DMV produces more basketball talent than any other area in the country. Over the weekend, they showed some of it off in the annual Goodman League versus Kurk Lee Pro am game, which was won by D.C., 105-88. As always though, Baltimore’s Josh Selby and Aquille Carr showed out. Read More »

NBA / Jul 5, 2013 / 12:15 pm

Dime Q&A: NBA Legend Muggsy Bogues On His Haters, The ’90s & Playing With Larry Johnson & Vince Carter

Muggsy Bogues

This interview was originally published in Dime 73. Check newsstands nationwide to see the feature printed in its entirety.

Sure, Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues gained fame and popularity because at 5-3, he was the smallest player to ever suit up in the NBA. But even today, he casts a large shadow as one of the most memorable players of the 1990s because he played a frenetic style that became a trademark of one of the most underrated teams of that era. Read More »