Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Givon Crump will visit Oregon State, Michigan and Rutgers, although no dates have yet been set.
Crump is a 6-foot-6, 210-pound small forward ranked No. 26 among small forwards in the Class of 2009.
“Currently there is no leader but Oregon State seems to be mentioned the most, probably because he’s intrigued by the Pac 10, (Barack) Obama’s brother-in-law, Coach (Craig) Robinson, and the curiosity of the school,” said Crump’s travel coach, Marcus Matthews.
Crump has already visited Rutgers and Wake Forest unofficially. As for the Rutgers visit, he said: “I talked with the coaching staff. They really like my game. I thought the campus was nice. It was a beautiful campus. I could see myself playing for coach (Fred) Hill and at Rutgers.
“I hope to be an impact player at whatever school I go to,” he said. “I want to come into the game and make shots and make plays.
“I”m a fan of the game and I’m looking at going to a situation to play and have a nice career.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.