ATLANTA - Markus Crider, a 6-7, 207-pound small forward from Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine, has signed a national letter of intent to play for Georgia State as announced by head coach Ron Hunter on Monday.

Crider, who hales from Dayton, Ohio, graduated from Wayne High School in 2011. He will have four years of eligibility remaining.

This past season, he averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds per game, including three triple-doubles and was ranked among the top 15 NEPSEC players. He also earned National Prep School Invitational All-Tournament honors.

"I am very excited to be adding a player of Markus' talent to our team," commented head coach Ron Hunter. "He will be a great addition to our wings. I am also excited that he is from my hometown of Dayton which has produced many talented basketball players over the years."

As a senior in high school, the McDonald's All-America nominee averaged 14.0 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. He was MVP of the Ohio North/South game and played in the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star game. Coming out of high school, ESPN ranked him as a three-star recruit, the sixth best player in the state of Ohio and the 51st best small forward in the country.

This is Georgia State's fourth signing during the late period and eighth overall for the 2012-13 season. Below is a list of the early and late signees for the Panthers:

Denison Burguillos           6-9          235         F              Valencia, Venezuela       Casper (Wyo.) College
Markus Crider                   6-7          207         F              Dayton, Ohio                     Bridgton (Me.) Academy/Wayne HS
R.J. Hunter                          6-6          175         G             Indianapolis, Ind.             Pike HS
David Travers                     6-1          165         G             Carlsbad, Calif.                  La Costa Canyon HS
T.J. Shipes                           6-8          220         F              Buford, Ga.                         Buford HS
LaRon Smith                       6-8          210         F              Palm Bay, Fla.                    Heritage HS
Cameron Solomon          6-4          175         G             Hampton, Ga.                    Brevard CC/Lovejoy HS
Curtis Washington           6-10       245         F              Elizabethtown, Ky.          USC/Elizabethtown HS

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