Crouch graduated from Titusville High in 2017
Blessed and thankful. That kid from Titusville did it. Year 1 in Spain! pic.twitter.com/Ab933Cd74m
— Romeo Crouch (@CrouchRomeo) August 2, 2022
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA (ERAUATHLETICS.COM) – Former Titusville Terrier Romeo Crouch, one of Embry-Riddle basketball’s all-time greats, will begin his professional career in Spain after signing with Oviedo CB of the LEB Oro league.
Crouch, a native of Titusville, Florida, joins Oviedo, a team in the second division of LEB Oro, with games beginning this October.
“It’s a little surreal right now,” Crouch said. “I didn’t plan to become a pro until the last couple of years, yet I feel as prepared as someone who has trained their entire life for it. Collegiate basketball, and especially my time at Embry-Riddle has allowed me to blossom into the player I am today.”
Crouch came to Embry-Riddle prior to the 2019-20 season, having spent two seasons at NCAA I Presbyterian. The guard left the Blue and Gold program in the spring of 2022 as one of the most decorated and statistically successful in school history.
He became the men’s basketball program’s first-ever NCAA II All-American after his 2021-22 season in which he led the Eagles to the NCAA II Sweet Sixteen, averaging 20.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 2.0 steals per game.
A two-time first-team All-Sunshine State Conference performer, two-time NABC All-District awardee, two-time SSC All-Tournament Team selection, D2CCA All-Region, SSC Newcomer of the Year, SSC All-Newcomer Team, CoSIDA Academic All-District, three-time NABC Honors Court, and three-time SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll recipient, Crouch was also invited to play in the 2022 NABC Reese’s NCAA II All-Star Game.
His seven SSC Player of the Week honors are the most in ERAU Athletics history.
“We are very happy to add Romeo to the squad,” Héctor Galán, General Director of Oviedo CB said. “Romeo is a combo guard that can easily play either the one or two. We believe he brings us many things: scoring, leadership, reading of the game, and defense.”
When it comes to pure numbers, Crouch is in a tier by himself in the men’s basketball record books.
He is the career record holder in scoring average (20.0 ppg), seventh in career three-pointers made (216), sixth in career three-point percentage (.421), seventh in career free throw percentage (.805), 10th in career assists (340), fourth in career assists average (5.3), and second in career steals average (2.5).
He set the program record with a made triple in 52 consecutive games, ranks second with six career 30-point contests, and ranks third all-time with 33 20-point games.
In just two seasons with ERAU, Crouch ranks 22nd all-time in total points (1,279) and ranks first all-time in ERAU postseason history with 22.3 points per game. He is also sixth all-time in SSC history with his 20.0 ppg and third in career three-pointers per game at 3.4.
“I aspire to become to the best version of myself and grow as a man and as a player each year,” Crouch said.
“If I can give advice to anyone out there, I would let them know to surround yourself with people who are doing what you want to do in the future. You truly are who you hang around. I had the luxury of having great influences in my time at Embry-Riddle…coaches who lifted me up and mentors who pushed me to be great. My relationship with Jesus Christ has instilled a sense of worthiness and now I have the spirit of a champion. Now that I’m in my journey as a pro, I want to show the world that I can play at the highest level!”
“I’m going to do it the right way, with hard work and dedication. No shortcuts. Let’s be great and inspire more kids that come from a small city like Titusville.”
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