UD signs point guard Jalen Crutcher


DAYTON -- University of Dayton men’s basketball coach Anthony Grant has announced that point guard Jalen Crutcher has signed with the Flyers.

"We are very excited to welcome Jalen to the Dayton Flyer Family,” Grant said. “Jalen's game really fits our style of play. He has the ability to score the ball in a variety of ways while also possessing the IQ and skill set to generate and facilitate for his teammates.

“He fills an immediate need for us. To be able to get a player of his caliber at this stage is a credit to the hard work and resiliency of our coaches and support staff, as well as the passion of the Flyer Faithful."

Crutcher was one of the top guards in Memphis, Tenn. this season. He is a 6-foot-3, 170 lb. point guard from Ridgeway High School in Memphis. A member of the Memphis Commercial Appeal’s Class AAA All-Metro Team, he recently played in the 2017 Basketball Coaches of Tennessee/Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association all-star basketball game.

The three-star recruit averaged 18 points, four assists and two steals per game last year.

Crutcher joins fall signees Jordan Davis and Jordan Pierce, along with spring signee Matej Svoboda as Dayton’s incoming class for the 2017-18 season.

Dayton was 24-8 overall, and Atlantic 10 Conference regular season champions with a 15-3 league record. The Flyers reached the NCAA tournament for the fourth consecutive year and set a UD Arena attendance record, averaging 13,108 fans per game.

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