Krauser was born on May 13, 1981 to Joyeria Mays and musician Mario Krauser in the Bronxdale housing Projects in The Bronx, New York, where he lived with over 3,500 other people. By the time he was 13, basketball was a large part of his life. Krauser showed unbelievable drive as he spoke of in a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about his peers at the time, "When they lost, they went and got an Icee or a juice. When I lost, I wanted to go play again." He was also known for taken 1000 jump shots every night for practice. He braved extremely dangerous neighborhoods to play at his Boys and Girls club and Rosedale "The Big Park" in the Bronx. Carl even played streetball at the legendary Rucker Park. One nickname he had while living in New York City was "Black Magic" and during his play at the legendary Pathmark basketball summer tournaments he gained the nickname "The Black Booger" for his tenacious defense.
Krauser also played with other players who found success in their basketball careers including Seton Hall's Andre Barrett and former Duke star and NBA player Jay Williams. Krauser's career took another step when he... Read More