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Christopher Lee Crawford #5

crawford.jpg Position: Forward
Height: 6'9“
Weight: 215 lbs.
Born: May 13, 1975
Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan
High School: Comstock H.S.







Comstock High School

Crawford led his team to back-to-back appearances in the regional finals as a junior and senior. Comstock was 41-7 during Crawford's junior and senior campaigns, winning back-to-back conference and district titles. He averaged 23 points and 10 rebounds as a junior and 26 points and 11 rebounds during his senior campaign. He was named the MVP of his high school team twice and was coached by John Holms. Chris was also a three-year member of the honor roll.

Accolades

  • 1991 Wolverine Conference Honoree
  • 1992 Wolverine Conference Honoree
  • 1993 Wolverine Conference Honoree
  • 1993 All-Michigan, First Team
  • 1993 USA Today Michigan Player of the Year, Honorable Mention
  • 1993 Detroit News All-State, First Team
  • 1992-93 Detroit Free Press Dream Team
  • 1993 Mr. Basketball, Fourth Place
  • 1993 WWMT-TV 3 Player of the Year

Marquette Career

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season GP-GS Min Avg FG-A FG% 3FG-A 3P% FT-A FT% Reb Avg Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts Avg
1993-94 18- 0 116 6.4 9- 25 .360 6- 13 .462 9- 13 .692 11 0.6 3 1 5 7 26 33 1.8
1994-95 33-18 611 18.5 72-163 .442 17- 45 .378 43- 67 .642 89 2.7 16 15 6 47 108 204 6.2
1995-96 31-27 798 25.7 118-280 .421 29- 84 .345 83-116 .716 126 4.1 29 20 10 52 86 348 11.2
1996-97 31-31 961 32.0 165-352 .469 33- 86 .384 100-130 .769 165 5.5 45 33 22 69 90 463 14.9
Totals 113-76 2486 22.2 364-820 .444 85-228 .373 235-326 .721 391 3.5 93 69 43 175 310 1048 9.3

1993-94

Coach Kevin O'Neill on Crawford- “Chris is a very skilled individual, who shoots the ball very well for a player his size. He's very versatile and has improved greatly over the summer.”

Saw action in 18 contests, including nine of the last 11 games … Was 3-4 from the free throw line against San Francisco (Feb. 28) … Played 14 minutes, his season high, against South Florida (Jan. 31) … Made two three pointers versus Louisiana Tech on Dec. 21 … Notched season highs with eight points and three rebounds in win over American-Puerto Rico (Nov. 26) … That was his first collegiate appearance.

1994-95

Appeared in all 33 games, starting 18 times … Split starting position with Faisal Abraham … Led Marquette in scoring in two games … Reached double figures in points seven times … Started and tied his season high with 17 points in NIT win over St. Bonaventure (3/20) … Scored 10 points off the bench against Auburn (3/15) … Made his eighth straight start against Notre Dame (2/25) … Was 6-9 from the field for a team-high 14 points in that win … Scored five points and had three rebounds and three assists against DePaul (2/21) … Had eight points and four rebounds against Memphis (2/18) … Scored 13 points and had five rebounds at UAB (2/16) … Tallied a season-high 17 points against West Virginia (2/11) … Scored 15 of those points in the first half and was 6-9 from the field … Had six points against Cincinnati (2/5) … Scored four points and grabbed four rebounds off the bench in win over Wisconsin (12/31) … Scored nine points, grabbed four rebounds and had three steals against Creighton (12/23) … Started the first seven games of the season … Scored eight points and had a season-high nine rebounds in win at San Francisco (12/10) .. Registered the first double-figure scoring game of his career with 11 points against Northwestern (12/3) … Also had seven rebounds in that win … Had nine points and five rebounds versus Ohio State (11/20) … Scored seven points before fouling out against UNLV (11/28).

1995-96

A starter in 27 games and came off the bench in the other four games … Made a three-pointer in 20 of 31 games … Reached double figures in points 18 times … Was the team's top scorer three times and top rebounder twice … Scored 13 points against Monmouth (3/14) in the NCAA Tournament … Had 16 points versus Cincinnati (3/ 9) … Led Marquette with 13 points and nine rebounds versus South Florida (3/7) … Scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds in win over Cincinnati (3/2) … Had 14 points, seven rebounds (six offensive) and three steals at Louisville (2/28) … Had eight points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in upset win over Memphis (1/20) … Tied a career high with 21 points in victory over Illinois-Chicago (1/15) … Had 15 points and four rebounds in win over Morgan State (1/2) … Was 6-8 from the field in that game … Came off the bench to record his first career double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds versus Vermont (12/22) … Both totals were career highs … Named to the First Bank Classic All-Tournament Team … Scored 10 points against UW-Green Bay (12/2) … Had 12 points against Columbia (Dec. 1) … Tied for team leadership with 16 points against UW-Milwaukee (Nov. 26).

1996-97

Marquette's leading scorer (14.9 ppg). Crawford started all 30 contests … Has reached double figures in points 24 times … Leads Marquette with nine 20-point scoring games … Marquette's leading scorer a team-best 15 times … Averaging 17.7 points in his last five games … Has registered three double-doubles this season … Has connected on a three-pointer in 18 games, including the last six … Registered 22 points on 8-8 shooting, including 4-4 from three-point range, in win at South Florida (Jan. 30) … Scored a career-best 27 points on 8-11 shooting against La Salle (Dec. 22) … Pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds versus UW-Green Bay (Dec. 14) … Named to the First Bank Classic All-Tournament Team (Dec. 6-7) after averaging 18.5 points and 4.0 rebounds against Prairie View A&M and Princeton … Reached the 1,000 career point plateau with 13 points against Memphis (March 6) … Led Marquette with 22 points in win over Cincinnati (March 7) … Scored 19 first-half points, most by a Golden Eagle this season … Paced the Golden Eagles with 20 points and added six defensive rebounds in C-USA Championship win over UNC Charlotte (March 8) … Has scored 20 or more points in back-to-back games for the first time since the DePaul and South Florida contests on Jan. 26 and Jan. 30, respectively … Earned a spot on the Phillips 66 Conference USA Championship All-Tournament Team after averaging 17.8 points and shooting 51.0% from the floor; 45.0% from three-point range and 75.0% from the free throw line.

All-Time Rankings

  • 36th, Points (1,048)

All-Time Career Leader Rankings

  • 9th, Three Point Field Goals Attempted (min. 200 att.) (37.2%)
All-Time Senior Season Rankings
  • 10th, Three Point Field Goal Percentage (min. 50 att.) (38.4%)

Accolades

  • 1996-97 All-Conference USA Third Team
  • 1997 Conference USA All-Tournament Team

Professional Basketball

act_chris_crawford.jpgCrawford was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the second round (51st overall) of the 1997 NBA Draft. Chris played in the NBA for seven seasons, all with the Hawks. In his NBA career, Crawford played in 252 games and scored a total of 1,654 points. Knee injuries forced him out of the league but not before an attempted comeback with the Nets in July 2005; however, the Nets did not sign him.

NBA Career Highlights

  • Made his NBA Playoffs debut in 1998, scoring 2 points in 4 minutes
  • Made his NBA debut, scoring 6 points in 6 minutes, against the Sacramento Kings on 11/14/97
  • Crawford was the second-latest draft pick to make an opening day roster in 1997, behind DeJuan Wheat, who was picked by the Lakers at the 52nd spot

Professional Baseball

Crawford was selected by the Houston Astros in the 1994 amateur draft.

He began pitching for the the Gulf Coast Astros of the Gulf Coast League in 1995. In 1996, he started off the season with Gulf Coast but was promoted to pitch for the Auburn Doubledays in the New York-Penn League.

His teammates included former/current major-leaguers Wade Miller, Freddy Garcia, Carlos Guillen, and Aaron Miles.

Pitching Statistics
Year	Team	Lg	Age	Org	Lvl	W	L	ERA	G	GS	CG	SH	GF	SV	IP	H	R	ER	HR	BB	SO	WP	H9	HR9	BB9	K9	WHIP
1995	AST	GCL	20	Hou	Rk	1	0	3.62	10	5	0	0	1	0	32.1	29	15	13	0	25	22	3	8.1	0.0	7.0	6.1	1.67
1996	AST	GCL	21	Hou	Rk	0	0	9.00	1	0	0	0	0	0	2.0	3	2	2	0	1	3	0	13.5	0.0	4.5	13.5	2.00
 	AUB	NYPL	21	Hou	A-	2	4	4.12	12	9	0	0	0	0	59.0	51	28	27	1	29	36	9	7.8	0.2	4.4	5.5	1.36
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)	        3	4	4.06	23	14	0	0	1	0	93.1	83	45	42	1	55	61	12	8.0	0.1	5.3	5.9	1.48

Personal

Son of Craig and Shari Crawford. He majored in business.


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