By Adam Brown
Ole Miss men’s basketball head coach Kermit Davis announced the signing of Austin Crowley to the squad for the upcoming 2019-20 season.
Crowley comes to play for the red and blue as a four-star guard from West Point, Mississippi.
“Signing the best players in Mississippi has been a top priority for our staff in our first year. Austin Crowley is the full package – an elite, talented, excellent student that has outstanding character,” Davis said. “Austin comes from a great family in West Point. Sunrise Christian and coach Luke Barnwell have given Austin a great base for success at the SEC level.”
The 6-foot-5 guard is rated a four-star player by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals.com. Crowley sits at the No. 70 best player spot in the country and 20th-best guard nationwide, according to 247Sports. Rivals tabs Crowley the 27th-best guard nationwide, while ESPN has him listed as the third-best player in the state.
In his final two years of high school basketball, Crowley went to Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas. Last season, he was teammates with fellow Rebel Blake Hinson and averaged 10.0 ppg for the No. 2 high school team in the nation. As a senior, Crowley averaged 15.2 ppg and was a McDonald’s All-American nominee. He helped Sunrise Christian post a 22-6 record and play in the GEICO High Schools Nationals, featuring the top nationally-ranked high school teams in the country.
During his first two seasons playing with the West Point Green Wave, Crowley averaged 15.0 ppg as a freshman and 24.2 ppg as a sophomore. He earned all-district accolades during both seasons on the court. As a sophomore Crowley became an all-state guard.