Nov. 18, 2008
PHILADELPHIA - The Saint Joseph's University men's basketball program has signed three scholastic standouts - Carl Baptiste, Justin Crosgile and Carl Jones - to national letters of intent during the early signing period, it was announced by head coach Phil Martelli.
Baptiste is a 6-8, 240-lb. forward from Annandale, N.J., and North Hunterdon High School. He averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds per game last season.
Crosgile, from Paterson, N.J., is a 5-11 guard from DePaul Catholic High School. As a junior he averaged 20.5 points and six assists for the DePaul team that went 18-5. In his sophomore season he helped DePaul to a 23-5 record and the Passaic County title.
Jones is a 5-11 guard from Cleveland, Ohio and Garfield Heights High School. He averaged 25 points and six assists as a junior, while helping his team to a 21-2 record.
"I'm delighted and deeply appreciative of the extraordinary work done by assistant coaches Mark Bass and David Duda in securing an outstanding recruiting class, prior to Geoff Arnold coming on staff. Mark and Dave were tireless in their efforts," said Martelli. "The future of the program looks very bright. This class addresses the present needs and the opportunity for growth needed for us to stay among the elite in the Atlantic 10."