Givon Crump, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound wing from Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy, is taking his deadly perimeter game to the Big 12.
Crump verbally committed to Baylor, according to his head coach Jason Smith at Brewster. The Rivals150 wing alo considered South Florida, Rutgers, Oregon State, Maryland, West Virginia and others.
Crump is the No. 142 ranked player in the class of 2009. He is fourth player to commit to the Bears in the senior class. He joins Cory Jefferson and A.J. Walton as commitments.
Baylor head coach Scott Drew made it a point to recruit Crump aggressively in the fall, Smith says.
"They were recruiting Shawn Williams and when he committed to Texas, they made Givon a priority right away. Coach Drew was here the first day in the period this fall and that was impressive to Givon and his family," Smith said.
What Crump gives to the Bears is a big, strong and athletic wing that can stretch the defense out with his long range touch. Playing with quick guards that will push the tempo was attractive to the three-star prospect, Smith says.
"He has been shooting the ball extremely well lately and that's his strength. This fall, he's been able to shot that he can shoot the ball and finish around the rim. Givon is really diversifying his game," Smith said. "But I think his calling card is shooting it from three. Moving the line back certainly won't hurt a guy like Givon."