RECRUITING: Juco point guard set for visit

For weeks the talk has been about College of Southern Idaho prospect Jamaal Brown being the best in the country. However, there's another prospect that many feel is just as good, and he's set to visit Norman this weekend.


Now that the junior college season is over people are taking sides on who is the best junior college point guard in the county. There are those that like Jamaal Brown of the College of Southern Idaho, but many like Tarrance Crump.

Crump went to Carl Albert Junior College in Oklahoma during the first semester of last year, but left after the coach was fired and enrolled at Shelton State.

Crump ran the offense this season and averaged 16 points per game and 7.5 assists per game. Crump also led the team in steals with 4.0 steals per game.

"I am a very quick and fast player with the basketball," said Crump. "I have a good understanding of the game and I know how to get my teammates the ball."

Crump lead his team to a 30-8 record this past season and finished 8th in the recent JUCO National Tournament. Crump played high school ball in both Chicago (Whitney Young) and Decatur, Ala. Crump went to prep school out of high school in North Carolina before hitting the Juco circuit due to academics.

Crump has been offered by over 30 schools at this point and he has worked his decision down to five.

"I like Oklahoma, Purdue, Wyoming, Arkansas and Mississippi State. I like Oklahoma a lot. Coach (Kelvin) Sampson seems to be a straight forward kind of guy. I like their style of play and they already have very good players on their team. I have visited Purdue recently, so I would say that they are my favorite now because they are the only school that I have visited thus far.

"I am going to Oklahoma this Saturday and then to Wyoming next weekend. I am going to look at a program and get a feel for playing time, going to a winning program and getting a good education. That is what is most important to me."

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