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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New 2011 Offer Rumored

The other day I mentioned 6'6" forward Markus Crider as a possible new recruiting target for 2011 and now a scouting service out of Ohio is claiming that Wisconsin has offered Crider a scholarship. Crider hails from Wayne High School in Huber Heights, OH, which is just north of Dayton. He may or may not have already visited Wisconsin in September.

I should qualify that by saying this same group -- Michael Duncan's Ohio/National Premier Scouting Service -- thinks Chasson Randle committed to Notre Dame.

But in the event that the ONPSS knows its Ohio preps better than it does Illinois, here's what I found on Crider. He averaged about 10 ppg last year, including 28 in a tournament win back in February en route to the sectional finals.

Last month Crider's high school coach, Travis Trice, said that some Big East schools are recruiting Crider as a point guard, though at his height he could afford to could put on more weight.

"When you talk about his skill set," Trice told the Dayton Daily News, "you’re talking about a player who can do a lot of different things. There’s not anything I see Markus does great or phenomenal, but he does everything pretty well."

In July, Crider impressed Next Level Invitational organizer Antonio Curro in Milwaukee. According to Curro, Crider needs to put in maximum effort more consistently to reach his "immense potential." Here was Curro's take:

"A playmaker with a unique feel for passing from the wing, Crider is an impressive athlete with an enormous wingspan. With his size and skill, his value is in his versatility and it will be important moving forward for him to improve his presence on the court."
Finally, a year ago named Crider one of the Top 20 performers at the Pangos All-Midwest Frosh/Soph Camp held in Chicago, noting, "Nice size, great vision, passes well, can shoot the 3, always improving."

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Removed the following prospects from the recruiting sidebar:
: : : Class of 2011
C Zach Price, Cleveland [+] {Louisville}
G Larry Bradley, Milwaukee [+] [v]
PG Darell Longstreet, Kenosha WI [+]


  1. Just out of curiosity, why did you remove longstreet from the prospect sidebar?

  2. I think UW's interest will not grow until it becomes more clear that Longstreet has a good shot at qualifying.

  3. Honestly Longstreet has about a 5% chance of qualifying right now.....Good find on Crider though.


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