April 13, 2012

Mount St. Mary’s Men’s Basketball Announces Pair of Recruits

Emmitsburg, Md. (April 13, 2012)—Mount St. Mary's University head men's basketball coach Jamion Christian has announced the signing of two student-athletes for the 2012-13 school year.  Christian Crockett (Houston, Texas/Travis) and Shivaughn Wiggins (Charlotte, N.C./North Mecklenburg) have signed National Letters of Intent to enroll at the Mount in the fall of 2012.

"We are so excited to have both Christian and Shivaughn join the Mount St. Mary's family," said Christian.  "They each come from excellent AAU and high school programs that are known for winning.  I couldn't be happier for our campus community to have the opportunity to watch these two players make an impact here at the Mount."

Crockett, a 6-6 forward, averaged 10 points and six rebounds as a senior for Travis High School in Houston, Texas.  This past season, Crockett was named First Team All-District and to the HABCA All-Star team while earning a spot on the All-Tournament team as well. 

He averaged 12 points and seven rebounds in the playoffs to help Travis, ranked 27th in the nation, to a spot in the Texas Class 5A Championship game.  He had 14 points and six rebounds in the state semifinals.  As a junior, Crockett started every game while leading the team in rebounding.  He averaged 15 points and six rebounds during the playoffs and was named honorable mention All-District.

A three-year letter winner at Travis, he played summer AAU with the Adidas Houston Hoopstars 17U team.  He was also recruited by Colorado State, San Francisco, Jacksonville, Air Force and Louisiana Tech.

"Christian has competed at the highest levels and been a key contributor to winning teams," said Christian.  "Our expectations are that he will continue to develop his versatility and his perimeter skills to an elite level."

Wiggins a 5-10 guard, averaged 25 points, five assists and three steals for North Mecklenburg as a senior.  He was named the I-MECK Player of the Year while also earning All-Conference and All-District honors in addition to earning Second Team All-Charlotte Observer recognition.

Wiggins was named to the North Carolina Prep All-State team, the Lake Norman Boys Player of the Year, and was the Herald Weekly Boys Basketball Player of the Year as a senior.  A 1,000-point scorer in two seasons, he was also named a U.S. Air Force High Flyer finalist.

As a junior, Wiggins earned All-Lake Norman, All-Conference and All-District honors after leading the area in assists.

"Shivaughn brings us the speedy, intense, dynamic playmaking ability that Mount point guards have been known for."