#55 Jordan Crawford | G

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 195

Position: Shooting Guard

Team: Xavier

Class: Sophomore

Right-handed... Crawford's original claim to fame was his dunk on NBA superstar, LeBron James, in the summer of 2009. But, in the 2010 NCAA Tournament, Crawford strung together a few strong performances on the national stage. He has been an unstoppable scoring machine in Xavier's opening games... He is a big-time athlete, with explosive leaping abilities... He has good, but not great size at 6'4" and close to 195 pounds, but his biggest attribute is his attacking the basket. He has a great, quick first step and uses his excellent athleticism and body control to hang in the air and finish at the rim. He does do a great job attacking the basket and drawing fouls. He slashing abilities attract a lot of the focus on his offensive game, however, Crawford is a very capable perimeter shooter. He hit 40% of his shots from behind the arc as a sophomore, roughly two made 3s a game.. He has deep, NBA range on his perimeter shot.. Crawford can play some point, highlighted by his ball-handling abilities; however, he would rather create for himself. He is averaging 3 assists per game as a sophomore... He is an above-average rebounder, corralling 5 boards a game...


Crawford excels on the offensive end and has his entire collegiate career, however, there are times where his drives to the lane are out of control, resulting in forced shots or offensive charges. Similarly, Crawford has been the main option for Xavier all year long, averaging nearly 16 shots a game. He tends to get too focused on the offensive end, over-dribbling and forcing shots, when teammates may have better looks. Despite his above-average court vision and passing abilities, Crawford needs to work on his decision making... He looks frustrated and upset when dealing with high-pressure defense and defenders that limit his touches on offense. At the next level, Crawford will need to learn the role of a team player, because he will likely not be the feature player getting 15-17 shots a game. His frustrations show his lack of maturity and focus on the team goal: winning... Crawford doesn't always put forth a good effort on the defensive end, struggling with his size and strength against bigger and stronger opponents...
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Note: Crawford transferred from Indiana after his freshman season.