Tag:Chris Crawford
Posted on: August 27, 2010 6:18 pm

NCAA clears final two Memphis freshmen

A source close to the Memphis program told CBSSports.com on Friday that the NCAA has cleared freshmen Chris Crawford and Hippolyte Tsafack, meaning all seven prospects in Josh Pastner's heralded recruiting class will be eligible to play for the Tigers this season.

Two of the incoming players (Joe Jackson and Jelan Kendrick) were McDonald's All-Americans, and a third (Will Barton) was ranked 10th nationally in the Class of 2010 by MaxPreps.com. Add Tarik Black and Chris Crawford to the mix, and five of the seven prospects in the class were considered top 65 recruits by MaxPreps.com, which is why Memphis should be a consensus preseason Top 25 team.

Memphis opens with Centenary on Nov. 12.
Posted on: October 1, 2009 6:26 pm
Edited on: October 1, 2009 6:29 pm

Memphis adds another local recruit

Chris Crawford announced Thursday that he will remain home for college and play at Memphis.

"I just really didn't want to leave," said Crawford, a senior at Sheffield in Memphis. "I want to play in front of my family."

Crawford (ranked 66th nationally at Rivals.com) is the fourth prospect from the Class of 2010 to commit to Memphis. He joins Will Barton (ranked 11th nationally), Joe Jackson (ranked 12th nationally) and Antonio Barton, meaning Memphis now has three top 75 commitments.

Crawford and Jackson played summer ball together for the Memphis Magic Elite.

The 6-foot-4 guard hit the winning shot in the title game of the adidas Super 64 tournament in Las Vegas.

There have been some questions about whether Crawford will qualify academically to compete as a freshman. But a source who has seen the transcript told CBSSports.com this week that Crawford "will be fine" and added that there's no reason to think he won't be eligible. Crawford was also considering Tennessee and Mississippi State.
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