Incoming senior Yashiya Crespin has decided to change course after losing his entire junior season due to injury and the coronavirus.
Crespin has decided to attend Grace Christian (NC) next season and reclassify to the class of 2022.
In doing so, Crespin hopes to get the extra year back that he lost, have an extra year to improve his game and body, while also improving his recruiting opportunities.
“I’ve really focused hard on my shooting mechanics,” Crespin said. “Since I was in a boot for two months I really focused on making my shot more efficient, removing any unneccesary mechanics and my shot is really pure now from the new college 3-point line.”
“Also, I’ve been lifting heavy to add more muscle to my frame.”
Heading into his junior season, Crespin had programs such as Mount St. Mary’s, High Point, Charlotte and UNC-Greensboro following him. He took unofficial visits to all four programs, but after breaking his foot, the communication has dropped off with a few of the programs.
He’s still in touch with Charlotte and UNC-Greensboro, while VMI has also recently reached out to gauge his interest.
“[Coaches] like my decision making, hustle, length and ball handling,” Crespin said. “They all like the fact that I’m a tall point guard that can defend.”
“My AAU coach said that he’s been in touch with several more schools that are waiting to see me play this summer if it happens.”