Category: Latest News Written by Scott Burgess
Rock Island 2014 point guard CJ Carr destroyed the July evaluation period with Quad City Elite 17U. He led his team to a pair of July championships at two of the best tournaments in the Midwest.
Carr is a quick and shifty guard that is a nightmare for opponents to stay in front of. He gets in the lane at will and does a great job of finding his teammates when he gets in the paint. In transition he pushes the ball and finds his shooters and slashers.
Tuesday night the senior committed to SIU-Edwardsville. Carr broke down the decision with us.
“I talked to my coaches about it and my parents and got their blessing. Right before I was about to workout I called Coach Forrester and told him I wanted to be a Cougar.”
Why was SIUE his choice?
“I just felt comfortable with the coaching staff and players. Coach Cunningham did a great job.”
Carr discussed how he will fit in their system.
“They play up-tempo and set a lot of ball screens. On the defensive side they get after it leading into transition where I’m best.”
The lead guard joins Springfield Southeast power forward Jalen Henry and Michigan City (IN) forward Keenan Simmons in the Cougars 2014 recruiting class.