Hoosiers Sign Guard Jordan Crawford
Nov. 16, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Jordan Crawford, a 6-4, 190-pound guard from Detroit, Mich. (Hargrave [Va.] Military Academy), has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his basketball career at Indiana University, Hoosier Head Coach Kelvin Sampson announced on Nov. 16.
Crawford will enroll at Indiana in June 2007, and he is the fifth member of the Hoosiers' nationally ranked recruiting class. Crawford joins Jamarcus Ellis, a 6-5, 200-pound guard from Chicago, Ill. and Chipola (Fla.) Junior College; Eric Gordon, a 6-4, 205-pound guard from Indianapolis North Central High School; Eli Holman, a 6-9, 210-pound center from Richmond (Calif.) High School and Brandon McGee, a 6-7, 220-pound forward from Chicago Crane High School.
Although Crawford can play either guard position, Sampson says that Crawford's versatility is just one of many assets.
"We think Jordan can help us in the backcourt. He is capable of playing the point or the wing," Sampson said. "He is a very talented young man from a wonderful family. We are very excited to have Jordan as part of the IU Basketball Program."
This marks the second straight year that Indiana has signed a guard from Hargrave Military Academy, as Armon Bassett is a freshman for the Hoosiers. A leg injury forced Crawford to miss his senior season at Detroit Communication Media Arts (CMA) High School. Crawford is a four-star prospect according to Scout.com, and his 11.5 points and 7.3 assists per game have helped Hargrave to a 4-0 start this season.
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