2009 Profile: Givon Crump

Junior Givon Crump has the kind of stroke the big boys like on the perimeter. Brewster Academy's 6th man already owns 3 offers.

Brewster Academy is home to a talented forward with 3-point range. Givon Crump, a 6-foot-7 native of D.C., is coming off the bench for Jason Smith's team and providing perimeter punch.

"Givon Crump is really skilled," Smith said. "He's probably our best shooter and he just needs to work on his lateral quickness. From 3, he's probably over 50% on the year."

Crump, whose preference is for the wing, has yet to define his college position. Smith sees him as a guy who swings back from the small forward to power forward slots. Crump knows to play more outside he's got to improve his overall speed and quickness.

"I've been thought of as more of a shooter, slasher, small forward," Crump said. "I've been labeled as a guard-forward. I see myself as playing both the 2 and the 3. I'm in between right now. I have the offensive tools to play the shooting guard position but on defense it's harder to guard the smaller guys. I can definitely guard the guys that are my size."

Crump's ability has put him in position to obtain early offers from Nebraska, Iowa State and Rhode Island. SMU, Providence, George Washington, Kansas State, UNLV, Wake Forest and Connecticut are keeping tabs.

Crump has roots in a host of areas. He played last year at the Tilton School but left for financial reasons. His father and brother, a college football prospect, moved to Arizona and he'll run with the Arizona Magic this spring and summer. Crump's high school career began at National Christian.

"I feel like I've been put in the best positions that my parents can put me in," Crump said. "(The transfers) had nothing to do with loyalty or anything. All these schools had nothing to do with my coaching and me playing. Some guys move because of coaching or not playing. Mine had nothing to do with basketball. I still have good relationships with all my (high school) coaches. We've got positive relationships."

Brewster's 6th man has legit range on his jumper and a strong frame. After the November National Prep Invitational, programs began keeping tabs on Crump and he's tracking as guy who has the potential to play in a big conference.

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