Texas A&M-Kingsville head men’s basketball coach Pete Peterson signed four players on the first day of the national signing period and expects to add a few more names in the next few days.
Peterson and his staff have hit the recruiting trail hard after a 12-16 season that ended in the Lone Star Conference Tournament. The 15-year veteran holds the school record for most career wins with a 220-194 record.
Joining the Javelinas for the 2012-13 season are Rashad Basey, Royal Crouch III, Dwight Taylor and Daymon Warren. They will join Adam Mughmaw who signed during the early signing period in the fall.
Basey is a 6-4, 205-pound guard from Louisville, KY where he played at Jefferstown High School. He helped lead his squad to a 32-3 record and a state championship in 2005-06. He averaged 9.6 points, five rebounds and five assists per game en route to earning KHSAA All-Tournament Team honors. He played one season at Moberly Area Community College and averaged 7.3 points, 3.0 assists and 1.7 steals per game while shooting 45 percent from the field. He then moved on to Kirkwood Community College where he earned NJCAA Division II First Team All-Region XI and NJCAA DII All-Tournament Team honors. He averaged 10.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game while making 53.6 percent of his field goal attempts. He is the son of Laron Basey and Tiffany Elippins and plans to study Criminology.
Crouch is a 6-4, 205-pound guard from Gary, IN and is coming off an outstanding season at Brown Mackie College. He earned NJCAA First Team All-Region and Second Team All-America honors. He average 14.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the field and led the team to the Region VI championship game. As a freshman, he averaged 9.9 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. He is the son of Royal Crouch and Jackie Sanders and is undecided on his field of study.
Taylor is a 6-3, 215-pound guard from Angleton, TX where he played at Angleton High School. As a senior, he averaged 28.2 points, seven rebounds and 5.6 assists per game en route to earning first team all-state honors. As a junior he earned Class 4A Honorable Mention All-State honors. He played two years at Lee Junior College and signed with Stephen F. Austin, but never played. He is the son of Barbara Taylor and plans to study Business.
Warren is a 6-9, 245-pound center from Richmond, CA where he played at El Cerrito High School for four years. As a senior, he averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds per game. He was a two-time first team all-conference performer. He averaged 12 points, 8 rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal per game at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA. Warren helped lead the Hilltoppers to a 17-8 record during his only year on the team. He played both forward and center under coach Ed Reilly. He was with the George Washington University program for two years, including a red-shirt season. He is the son of Allissa Warren and plans to study Criminology.