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Friday / August 17.
  • Crump to Fresno State; Jamaica Wright on the Move; Gonzo Denied Credentials at NBA Draft

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    Givon Crump, a 6-foot-7 wing from Washington, D.C., has  decided to transfer to Fresno State from Baylor.

    Crump, who also considered Rutgers and Seton Hall, averaged 0.4 points and 0.3 rebounds in 16 games as a reserve forward at Baylor last season. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.

    “I feel comfortable with the staff at Fresno State,” Crump said by text. “I trust that Coach Q and Coach [Steve] Cleveland have sincere interest in my success as a basketball player and a young man.”

    JAMAICA WRIGHT ON THE MOVE (UPDATED)

    Joel ‘Air Jamaica’ Wright, a 6-6 forward from Brooklyn Thomas Jefferson, will visit Rutgers Sunday, Robert Morris on Monday and Rice Thursday.

    He may also visit Hofstra.

    Wright initially committed to Fordham and later committed to Manhattan.

    GONZO DENIED CREDENTIALS AT NBA DRAFT

    Sometimes you can’t make this stuff up.

    Former Seton Hall coach Bobby Gonzalez, he of the profanity-laced tirade directed at Pat Hobbs, Dean of the Seton Hall Law School, made quite an appearance at Thursday’s NBA Draft.

    “Funniest NBA Draft occurrence came at 6:40 when I was walking in,” a well-placed industry source said. “Bobby Gonzalez was being denied a credential and tickets at media will call.”

    Still, Gonzo managed to somehow get in, only to publicly challenge Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com by telling him to leave him out of his articles in the future.

    Thankfully I avoided crossing paths with Gonzo.

    FREE THROWS

    7-1 Carl Engstrom chose Alabama over Seton Hall. He also had offers from Florida State, Georgia Tech and Baylor, according to TideSports.com…Former Memphis guard Roburt Sallie will decide between Louisville, Indiana, Oregon and Cincinnati…Seton Hall offered 6-4 Christ the King guard Omar Calhoun. Calhoun plans to visit Florida’s Elite Camp in August and schedule more visits after thatDespite rumors that Kentucky-bound wing Mike Gilchrist might finish his career at Camden Catholic, his mother says he’ll finish up at St. Patrick….Villanova commit Markus Kennedy will transfer from Winchendon (Mass.).

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    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.