Aquille Carr cleared to play in Boost Mobile Elite 24
Patterson basketball star Aquille Carr has been cleared to play in Saturday’s Boost Mobile Elite 24 showcase.
The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association made that ruling Friday after previously warning the rising junior guard that his participation could affect his high school eligibility.
Carr – The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro Player of the Year – decided Thursday to play in the game, despite questions about what that would mean for his future.
The issue raised was over whether the game is considered a high school all-star game – which would jeopardize Carr’s eligibility – as opposed to an event affiliated with an outside group, such as AAU summer basketball.
In 2009, former Lake Clifton standout Josh Selby played in the same game before his senior year with no questions being raised.
The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Venice, Calif., and will be televised live on ESPNU.
Carr’s AAU team B'More Finest announced the MPSSAA’s ruling in a tweet Friday night.