Holy Cross Gets a Champion

New England Recruiting Report | Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Holy Cross Gets a Champion

Brewster Academy post-graduate Robert Champion made a verbal commitment to the College of the Holy Cross on Wednesday.  

Champion took to his twitter account to announce his decision:

“Officially committed to College of the Holy Cross!! So excited to be a crusader and thanks to everyone who has helped me out along the way!!”

Champion is a six-foot-six swingman who graduated from Charlotte Catholic High School in North Carolina and ran with the New England Playaz and East Coast Elite – Massachusetts on the grassroots circuit.  

The Crusaders land a skilled and cerebral perimeter player with a high basketball I.Q. and excellent shooting range from behind the three-point line.  

He becomes the fifth player to commit to Holy Cross in the class of 2013 joining five-foot-ten point guard Anthony Thompson, six-foot-seven wing Riley Criswell, six-foot-seven forward Malachi Alexander, and six-foot-ten center Matt Husek.  

He is also the fifth players from Brewster Academy’ class of 2013 to earn a division I scholarship, joining Elijah Macon (West Virginia), John Edwards (New Hampshire), Kyle Washington (North Carolina State), and Ron Patterson (Syracuse).  Fellow post-graduate Patrick Wallace is headed to N.C. State as a recruited walk-on next year while junior Chris McCullough has committed to Syracuse.  

Below is a highlight reel from Champion's grassroots season created by 2eZ videos: