Titans Men's Basketball Team Signs Three Transfers

April 26, 2012

In an effort to make it back to the Big Dance, Cal State Fullerton has signed transfers Michael Williams, Givon Crump, and Chris Carvin to play for the Titans Men's Basketball team.

Williams, a 6-foot guard who averaged 10.9 points in 91 career games for the University of San Francisco, must sit out the 2012–13 season and will have only one year of eligibility remaining.

"Williams is an ultra-athletic playmaker who is very hard to guard because of his ability to pass, dribble and shoot at a high level," said Fullerton Assistant Coach Julius Hicks.  "His game will draw comparisons to former Titan great Bobby Brown.  We expect him to be one of the better all-around players in the Big West."

Williams is from Van Nuys and prepped at Taft High School, where he earned all-city and all-state honors in 2008-09.  He was the L.A. Daily News player of the year, and the MVP of the West Valley League.  He made the WCC All-Tournament team in 2011.

Crump, a 6'7" forward who has been in the Baylor, Fresno State, and Pasadena City College programs, will  have two years to play two seasons.

Crump played his freshman season at Baylor before transferring to Fresno State, which he left after a redshirt season when Coach Steve Cleveland was terminated.

Crump averaged 20.3 points and 7.4 rebounds for a 16-12 Pasadena team this past season.   He made 150 of 181 free throws (.829).  He posted the fifth highest scoring game in PCC history with 39 points in a 73-60 win over Cerritos College on February 1, when he made 7 of 8 3-point attempts.

"Givon has the ability to be one of the best shooters we’ve had," said Hicks.  "He has great size combined with a multi-faceted game which will allow him to play multiple positions for us.  His addition gives us another potent perimeter scoring threat.  With his pedigree, we expect him to make an immediate impact for us next season."

Carvin,  a 5'11" guard from American River Community College in Sacramento will join the Titan program in August.  He will have three years of eligibility beginning this year.

Carvin averaged 11 points and 4 assists for a 21-13 American River team.  In high school, he averaged 16.6 points as a senior for a 14-10 club.

"We've followed Chris since high school and always thought his game would be a great fit for us.  A strong, quick, pass-first point guard, his floor vision and ability to make plays for his teammates will be a welcome addition to the program.”

The Titans lost five seniors from last season's 21-10 squad and sophomore guard Isiah Umipig is transferring to Seattle University.  Williams will become the 44th Division I transfer into the Titans' program, the 16th in the Coach Bob Burton Era.

By Staff of The Daily Sports Herald and wire reports

1 comment:

  1. This is a good move. All the fans are excited for the season to start. Still the result is still to be seen. But I have confident on this new recruits.

    JR @ the basketball chat


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