Friars add Ohio small forward

Over the weekend, Markus Crider made his way to Providence for an official visit. Tuesday afternoon, the senior decided that he didn't want to chance anybody taking his spot and committed to Keno Davis' Friars.
A strong 6-foot-6 wing at Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne, Crider felt at home and one with the Providence community.
"The way I felt about the community there is big, it's a nice close knit community," Crider told "The players are great and I feel the coach is a good guy and he fits with them."
A balanced wing who does a little bit of everything, he sees great opportunity in the Friars offense.
"They see me coming in and helping take over for Marshawn Brooks," said Crider. "I feel like that's perfect, I'm a little taller than Marshawn and if I keep working maybe I can be even bigger and better than I am right now in that spot."
More than anything, the three-star prospect is glad that he no longer has to focus on his recruitment and he'll enjoy his senior season.
"It feels wonderful to have it over with," said Crider. "It's very time consuming having it open but now that it's closed, it's a relief.