Wayne senior swingman Markus Crider visited Providence last weekend and according to his
high school coach, Travis Trice, has verbally committed to play for
Providence. Crider, who averaged 15.2 points and 8.3 rebounds last year, picked the Friars over Michigan, Wisconsin and Depaul.
Markus Crider visited Providence last weekend and according to his
high school coach, Travis Trice has verbally committed to play for
Providence beginning in 2011-12. Crider is the second Wayne High School
player to commit to a high major school for next year. Teammate Travis
Trice committed to Michigan State in August.
“Markus possesses Big East athleticism, size, length and strength,”
Wayne High School Coach Travis Trice said. “He runs the floor extremely
well, is an outstanding rebounder and is a very good defender. Markus is
a highly skilled athlete who is versatile enough to play and defend
multiple positions. Providence Head Coach Keno Davis and his Assistant,
Chris Davis said that they were looking for a versatile player who
possessed great athleticism, was a good defender and had a strong work
ethic. That described Markus to a tee. He is a perfect fit for
Providence’s pressure defense and fast breaking system.”
As a junior, Crider averaged 15.2 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.6 apg and 1.8 bpg.
He led Wayne to the Greater Western Ohio Conference Championship (GWOC).
His team finished with a 20-3 record. Following the season, Crider
earned First Team All GWOCC honors, was an All Metro Dayton selection
and was chosen Honorable Mention All State. Markus is a 2011 preseason
All State candidate.