2008 Intro - Josh Crittle

Josh Crittle is considered by some as the number one basketball prospect in the state of Illinois for the Class of 2008. The 6'8" sophomore from Timothy Christian in Elmhurst, Illinois caught the attention of a number of college coaches while playing for the MeanStreets AAU program during the summer months. In this report Crittle talks with Scout.com about his summer, rumors of him changing high schools and the interest that he has received.

Much of that attention came after Crittle was named Tournament MVP of the Hoosier Shootout in July while playing for MeanStreets. Josh also spent much of the summer taking summer classes to get his academics in order. Crittle played on the Varsity team as a freshman at Timothy Christian. The team finished the season at 24-5 last year.

Rumors of Crittle transferring to other schools followed him everywhere he went this summer, yet he is right back where he started in Elmhurst. The rumors were greatly exaggerated according to Josh. "I don't know. They were just rumors. I never told anybody I was leaving," said Crittle.

He looks forward to the coming season at Timothy Christian with hope of repeating last year's success. "It all depends on how hard we work and how we stay together," Josh stated.

Crittle is receiving the most interest from DePaul and Illinois. He recently took unofficial visits to both schools. He met with Illini coach Bruce Weber and his staff during the summer. Crittle also met with Blue Demons coach Jerry Wainwright who already has one commitment for the Class of 2009 in Burlington Central guard Cully Payne and can add to that with a big man in Crittle for 2008's recruiting class.

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