Crump Provides Latest Brewster Commitment
Last weekend it was Thomas Robinson picking Kansas. This weekend Andrew Fitzgerald selected Oklahoma, and now Givon Crump has committed to Baylor after taking an official visit to the school this weekend. That’s three high-major commitments in the last week and a half, not a bad way for Brewster Academy to prepare for the beginning of practice as they look to defend their Class A title.
Similar to his two teammates, Crump is a player who solidified himself as a high major prospect this summer and has backed it up since returning to Brewster this fall. He was never more impressive than at the Reebok All-American Camp when it was reported that programs as highly regarded as UCLA were beginning to show interest.
Crump continued to be a prime target for high-major programs this fall. South Florida, Oregon State, Rutgers, Nebraska, Oregon State, and DePaul are just some of the programs who were hot in pursuit of the skilled swingman.
It’s easy to see why Crump would be so intriguing. Standing at 6’6”, he has tremendous size and length for the swing positions and has also earned the reputation as one of the best shot makers around. His tear drop three-point shot is almost impossible to block on the perimeter and has a tendency to swish through the net.
Crump has been one of New England’s top prospects in the class of 2009 for a few years now. Despite being a native of the Washington D.C. area, he has been starring on New Hampshire courts for the last three years. He began at the Tilton School as a highly talented but still fairly raw sophomore. Last year he transferred to Brewster Academy, and despite the fact that he was only playing about 15 minutes per game, he managed to have big games at the right times, tending to play his best when the lights were on the brightest and college coaches were packed in the stands. This year he returns to Brewster Academy as one of the team’s captains and a player who is expected to be one of their primary offensive weapons.
And now it appears as if the next stop along his journey will be in Waco, Texas, where Crump hopes that his size and perimeter skill set will help him to challenge for immediate playing time at Baylor.