Crump transferring to Western Michigan


Tim Dodge

Redshirt senior forward Anthony Crump lining up to shoot a free throw during the Huskie’s matchup against the Miami RedHawks on Jan 28. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter

DeKALB – NIU redshirt senior forward Anthony Crump announced Friday on his Instagram that he is transferring to Western Michigan University. 

Crump is the third NIU men’s basketball player to transfer this season, all of which transferred to other MAC schools. Senior guard Kaleb Thornton transferred to Akron University, and senior guard Darweshi Hunter transferred to Miami University. 

Crump spent the last three seasons with the Huskies, finishing his NIU career with averages of 6.3 PPG (points per game) and 4.7 RPG (rebounds per game). He appeared in 79 games in a Huskies uniform, making 67 starts.

In the 2022-23 season, Crump started in 31 of the 32 games he appeared in and averaged career highs in both points per game (7.7) and rebounds per game (5.1). He also shot a career best 61.2% from the field.

Crump will team up with redshirt junior forward Markeese Hastings, who averaged 8.3 PPG and 9.3 RPG last season with Western Michigan. 

This season, Crump helped the Huskies to a 13-19 overall record and a 9-9 MAC record. Crump also led the Huskies to their first appearance in the MAC tournament since the 2019-20 season.