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PCC Men's Basketball Star Givon Crump Signs With D-1 Cal State Fullerton
Pasadena City College men's basketball sophomore Givon Crump, who led the South Coast Conference in scoring this past season, signed a 4-year university scholarship offer to attend NCAA Division I Cal State Fullerton. Crump is expected to play at the small forward position.
Crump chose Fullerton after also weighing offers from Utah, New Mexico State, and Hawaii. It will be college No. 4 for Crump, who played at D1 Baylor University as a freshman in 2009-2010, transferred to Fresno State and redshirted, then made his way to PCC for a breakout sophomore season as a Lancer in 2011-2012.
In his one season for Pasadena, the 6-foot-7 Crump averaged 20.3 points a game and helped the Lancers to a 16-12 record, good enough for second place in the SCC North Division. Crump's production aided the Lancers to more victories than each of the previous two seasons combined (2009-2011, 14).
Named All-SCC First Team, Crump was seventh in the state in scoring and he added 7.4 rebounds per game. His 150 free throws made and .829 line accuracy was also in the state top 10. He made a team-high 69 baskets from 3-point range. He scored 30 or more points in five contests, including a 39-point game against Cerritos (fifth highest single-game scoring total in PCC history).
Crump explained why he chose Fullerton, and how much playing at PCC and under head coach Mike Swanegan pushed his playing progress.
"Fullerton's recruiting process sold me," Crump said. "They contacted me early in the season and they were very consistent in keeping up on how I was doing at PCC. Playing for Coach Swanegan at PCC was a great move for me to mature as a player and become more of a leader. He allowed me the room to make mistakes and improve my overall game. I felt I was able to help the freshmen and helped the team succeed."
Crump was a blue-chip prospect in high school at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. He originally earned a scholarship to Baylor where he played limited minutes his freshman season.
Crump became the 67th player in PCC history to join the school's 500-point club (529 points in 26 games played).
As a member of the Titans, Crump will play in the Big West Conference under CSUF head coach Bob Burton.
[Photo--From left to right: PCC athletic director John Woods, Givon Crump, and Lancers head coach Mike Swanegan during a photo signing session held Wednesday at PCC, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 05/09/12