Friday, September 16, 2016

HBU's Caleb Crayton signs pro contract with Mgzavrebi-Armia in the Georgian Superleague

Caleb Crayton (11) will be heading to the country of Georgia to
continue his basketball career as a professional.
Photo by Darla Tamulitis, La Vita Loca Photography
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From HBU Media Relations Press Release

HOUSTON, TEXAS (November 15, 2016) Caleb Crayton, who finished his HBU career in March, has signed to play professional basketball with Mgzavrebi-Armia in the Georgian Superleague.

A strong, 6-3 wing from Oklahoma City’s Northeast High School, Crayton posted career averages of 5.8 and 2.5 rebounds per game over his four seasons with the Huskies.

"We are thrilled at this opportunity that Caleb has earned,” HBU head men’s basketball coach Ron Cottrell said. “He helped us transition from the Great West Conference into the Southland Conference and his hard work and effort rubbed off on everyone around him. Our program would not be where it is today without Caleb's contributions over the past four years.  Everyone involved with HBU Basketball is happy for Caleb and we look forward to following his professional career."

He averaged 6.4 ppg and 4.1 rebounds as a freshman to help lead HBU to the finals of the Great West tournament and was an honorable mention all-conference selection. Crayton then averaged 7.1 points and 4.1 rebounds as a sophomore during HBU’s first season in the Southland.

As a senior, Crayton posted 5.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game while leading the Huskies to its best season since returning to Division I. The Huskies advanced to the SLC Tournament for the first time, earning the four seed with a 10-8 league record. HBU finished finished 17-17 overall and made its first Division I postseason appearance since 1984 with a berth in the College Basketball Invitational.”

“I’d like to thank the coaching staff for four great years of Division I basketball,” Crayton said. “I’m grateful for the chance to have met people that I now consider family and it has been a blessing to have had an impact on a program with such a strong history. I'm extremely excited for the opportunity to play professionally. This has been a dream of mine since I was young. It really hasn't settled in just yet that my dream has come true. I am very thankful to my family and friends that have been with me throughout this journey. Once a Husky…always a Husky.”

Crayton starts training camp with Mgzavrebi-Armia on Sept. 15 and league play begins in October.

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