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New Texas Tech Basketball Commit: Jaye Crockett

Texas Tech Basketball:

PK is hard at work, LAJ's Jeff Walker confirms that PK has secured a verbal commitment from 6-5/185 forward from Clovis, NM, Jaye Crockett. Clovis head coach J.D. Isler had this to say about Crockett:

"Jaye is one of those kids who plays above the rim," Isler said. "He has the ability to take over a game and he can put up some numbers in a hurry. He's long, so we play him in the front on our press and we play him up top when we play zone because of his big wing span."


"I think his name is starting to get out there, but I really think Texas Tech got a steal with this kid," Isler said. "I think the longer he plays, the more AAU experience he gets, more people are going to see what kind of player he is. Texas Tech did a great job from the beginning going after him and getting him."

I like hearing the words, "above the rim," when referring to a potential Texas Tech recruit. We need more guys like that.

The internets are alive with Jaye Crockett items. First off, I could not find Crockett in the database. In fact, these are the only players listed for 2009 in New Mexico, and has one of his teammates, Jaden Isler, but no Jaye Crockett. I almost didn't find Crockett in the Rivals database, but that's because they called him "Jayne" Crockett rather than Jaye (we might need to fix that).

I found an interesting tidbit on Crockett's MaxPreps profile is that Crockett grew 4 inches between his sophomore and junior years, which probably explains why he isn't listed in's database and his name is incorrectly spelled in the database. So, here's Crockett's numbers through the year:

Pts FG% 3P% FT% Rbs Ast Stl
20.2 69% 14% 64% 10.4 1.1 2.0

I actually found one video clip on Crockett, it's the first highlight (Jaden Isler looks like a pretty good player too, I wonder how tall he is).