Thursday night Shaquile Carr talked to his mom, grandfather and high school coach about possibly committing to Tim Floyd and UTEP. After his conversations, Carr took the night to think about it.
“They were behind me 100-percent with my decision,” Carr told Scout.com. “It was time, so I slept on it last night and woke up this morning and my gut was telling me to verbally commit so I went ahead and did it.”
LMU was involved with Carr, as were some Junior Colleges, but Carr said UTEP was loyal to him and that paid off for them in the long run.
“The coach and I have a great connection and they're a run and gun team,” Carr said when asked about his pledge to UTEP.
“A lot of schools backed off of me because of my situation but not UTEP,” he added. “They stayed on me and had faith in me. So that showed me that they really wanted me to come to their school and play basketball and take over the point guard spot.”
A 6-foot, 165-pound point guard out of North Las Vegas (Nev.) Canyon Springs, Carr has a reputation of a good passer. 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."
Carr is rated as a three-star prospect on Scout.com.