BAYLOR SIGNS 3

BAYLOR SIGNS 3

The Baylor Bears basketball team signed 3 new players on the first day of the early signing period. The Bears will welcome A.J. Walton, Givon Crump, and Cory Jefferson into the mix. Come inside to get more information about the newest Baylor Bears.

The Baylor Bears basketball team signed 3 new players on the first day of the early signing period. The Bears will welcome A.J. Walton, Givon Crump, and Cory Jefferson into the mix.

Givon Crump is a 6'7" forward out of The Brewster Academy. A 3 star recruit per Scout.com, Crump likes to play facing the basket and is a strong perimeter shooter. Holding offers from DePaul, Nebraska, Iowa State, Rhode Island, and Oregon State, the talented big man verbally committed to the Baylor Bears in mid-October. Crump's ability to shoot well from 3-point range, and his speed on defense will make him a match-up problem for most opponents. Crump cited "family atmosphere" and "style of play" as the two most influential factors in his decision to sign with the Baylor Bears.

A.J. Walton, another Bears' signee, is a 3 star guard that ranks as the 18th best point guard in the nation according to Scout.com. With offers from Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, the Little Rock native chose Baylor by giving Scott Drew a verbal commitment in mid-August. Walton kept true to his pledge by signing his letter of intent on Wednesday. According to Brian Eldridge of the Kentucky Sports Report, during his junior year, Walton averaged 12.6 points per game, along with 7.7 assists and 3.8 steals, leading Hall High School to the state championship. He also picked up the "Mr. Basketball" award in Arkansas. While scoring numbers are modest, Walton's game is mostly that of a distributor. Walton expressed to Eldridge in August that, "I like to get my team involved. I'm a true point guard," said Walton.

The Bears also added 6'9" forward/center Cory Jefferson. The 4 star big man ranks as the nation's 20th best center. The Killeen native plays for the Texas D1 Ambassadors AAU squad, and he has shown his athleticism both on the offensive front and defensive end as well. With offers from Kansas State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, and Marquette, Jefferson made his verbal commitment to Baylor back in 2007. He held true to his commitment by signing with the Bears on Wednesday.

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