“Crimestopper” Signing in Saint John of the NBL Canada is Official

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(Saint John, NB):  The Saint John Mill Rats are excited to report that Aquille Carr aka “The Crimestopper” is officially signed to play for the team for the 2014-15 National Basketball League of Canada season, pending FIBA clearance.  Carr is expected to arrive in Saint John on September 19th to begin preparing for the season.

MEET AQUILLE CAR IN PERSON!

Aquille will be at the Mill Rats booth at the 3rd Annual Touch A Truck fundraiser on September 20th from 10am-3pm at Long Wharf in Saint John.   Come on by to meet him in person and benefit a great cause (First Steps Housing Project).

Mill Rats fans and social media circles worldwide have been buzzing since rumors of the 5’5 20-year old guard joining the Mill Rats in the National Basketball League of Canada.

He also developed a considerable following his hometown of Baltimore, MD.  The Baltimore Sun characterized him as a “must-see phenomenon”.  His high school games were relocated to university arenas due to huge crowds turning out to see Carr.

He received numerous nicknames, the most notable being “The Crime Stopper”, for his alleged effect on thecity’s crime rate.  His high school coach, Harry Martin said, “The crime in East Baltimore probably goes down during our games.” Just one of his highlight videos on YouTube has received  over 6,000,0000 views to date.

CBS Sports called him “one of the most explosive scorers in the country“.  Sports Illustrated wrote, “He has explosive speed, electric ball-handling skills and court vision that could rival Steve Nash‘s.”

  
 To watch a highlight film of Aquille Car please click below:
Aquille Carr Making A Fool Of Defenders | Monster Junior Season
Aquille Carr Making A Fool Of Defenders | Monster Junior Season

SEASON TICKETS

Season tickets are now on sale at the Harbour Station box office or by calling 506-657-1234.  The Mill Rats have introduced new tiered pricing by zone which makes Mill Rats games affordable to all Saint Johners.  If fans purchase 1,000 season tickets for the upcoming season by September 30th, then each adult fan will receive stock in the team as a bonus.  Certain terms and conditions apply and a written statement of details and exclusions about this program will be on our website.

For more information, visit www.millratsbasketball.ca or email hoops@millratsbasketball.ca.

The Saint John Mill Rats are part of the National Basketball League of Canada.

National Basketball League of Canada founded in 2011, is a Canada’s only professional basketball league. There are currently 8 teams, with 2 divisions: Central and Atlantic. The NBLC is committed to being one of the leading professional basketball leagues in the world. The NBLC provides Canadians, international athletes, coaches and officials the opportunity to participate in the game they love at the professional level. The NBLC is dedicated to raising awareness of the sport of basketball throughout Canada, by providing fans with an exciting and entertaining experience.

For more information on the league, please visit www.nblcanada.ca.

Media Contact:

Tiffany McCarthy

Media Relations, Saint John Mill Rats

Phone: 1.506.214.4454

E-mail: hoops@millratsbasketball.ca

Courtesy Saint John Mill Rats

Drew Ebanks

  NBL Canada

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