Carr ready to lead

Las Vegas native Shaquile Carr is looking to open up eyes with his play this spring and summer.

Four-star point guard Shaquile Carr from Las Vegas (Nev) Canyon Springs is out to prove something this spring. The 6-foot-1 lead guard wants to show everyone that he can run a team, and in the process that he is worthy of numerous scholarship offers.

Running with the Las Vegas prospects, Carr feels like his spring is off to a pretty solid start.

"Things are going pretty good," said Carr. "I started off kind of slow in the first tournament in Vegas, but I think I picked it up in Kansas."

He continued, "I am trying to show people that I can lead my team to victory and that I can shoot the three ball."

Recruiting wise Carr is sitting at one offer, and several other schools have said they are going to be tracking him closely.

"Right now I have an offer from UNLV," said Carr. "Teams that have been watching me are Oklahoma, Houston, USC, Marquette, Colorado, and a few others."

Living in Las Vegas, Carr is obviously very familiar with the UNLV program, and says having an offer from his hometown school is big.

"It feels pretty good to have an offer from them," said Carr. "Since they are close to home my family could see me play if I went there. It just feels good."

Oklahoma boss Lon Kruger used to coach at UNLV and is familiar with the area and has shown a good amount of interest in Carr.

"They have been showing a lot of interest," noted Carr. "I don't know if they are going to offer anytime soon, but they have been showing a lot of interest and they have a good team that went to the tournament this past year."

For now Carr is just focused on the summer and is looking to put himself in a position to have several options to choose from when it comes to colleges.

"This summer I just want to prove to people that I can shoot the ball, lead my team, and come out with a few offers so I will have good options to choose from when it is time to make my pick," said Carr.

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