San Antonio – With Moses Sundufu and Daryell Taylor returning for their senior years, there wasn’t much the St. Mary’s Rattlers needed to improve along their perimeter play for the coming season.
But there was one thing head coach Jim Zeleznak eyed – more size at the wing position.
Enter Anthony Crenshaw, a 6-foot-4 guard/wing who is a junior transfer from Northeastern Junior College (Colorado).
“He’s a missing piece for our lineup,” Zeleznak said. “We started evaluating our needs and we felt like we needed to sign a bigger wing that could match up with teams.”
At 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, Crenshaw provides the height and athleticism that should allow the Rattlers the flexibility to put a variety of lineups on the court.
“Now, we can put a smaller lineup on the floor,” Zeleznak said, “or if we want we could put a bigger lineup on the floor. He provides versatility.”
Crenshaw was a Second Team All-Region IX selection under the tutelage of coaches
Eddie Trenkle and Steve Soza at Northeastern Junior College, averaging 11.4 points, 5.3 rebounds. He also shot 39.3 percent from 3-point range for the season.
And if that doesn’t tell you enough about his athleticism and explosiveness, then this should: In first year of playing high school football at Pouder High School in Fort Collins, Colo., Crenshaw recorded 19 sacks at defensive end.
“He’s strong and athletic,” Zeleznak said, “and fits that one little need we felt we had on the perimeter.”
The Rattlers went 19-9 last season, advancing to the South Central Regional after winning the Heartland Conference Tournament championship.