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Name: Bryant Crawford

School: Wake Forest

Season: Sophomore

ESPN High School Ranking: Unranked

Birthdate: March 21, 1997 (19)

Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland

Family: 

- Grew up with single mother Ragen Hall, and 2 younger siblings

High School: Gonzaga College High School

Accolades:

- 2015-16 ACC All-Freshman Team (Media and Coaches)

- 2014-15 District of Columbia Gatorade Player of the Year 

Twitter: 301bc_

Instagram: 301bc_

Height: 6'2.5 (Numbers taken from 2014 USA Basketball Camp)

Weight: 185

Wingspan: 6'7

Standing Reach: 8'2

Injury History: 

- Broke his leg in Freshman season of High School

- Sidelined with knee injury during summer between Sophomore and junior years of High School

- Broke a finger in December 2013 during a High School practice

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Liked that Wake Forest is a smaller school

- Appears to have chosen Wake Forest to get minutes

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 13.8 PPG

- 4.4 APG

- 3 RPG

- 1.7 SPG

- 39% FG

- 35% 3

- 68% FT

Sophomore Season Stats: Through 9 Games

- 12.7 PPG

- 6.1 APG

- 3.2 RPG

- 1.1 SPG

- 47% FG

- 30% 3

- 73% FT

Analytics: 

- Led the ACC in turnovers committed in 2015-16

- 2nd in assists per game in the ACC in 2016-17

Position: PG

Greatest Strength: Vision

Greatest Weakness: Decision-making/Distance shooting

Athleticism: 7

Aggression: 6

Speed: 7

Strength: 5

Lateral Movement: 7

Basketball IQ: 6

Switchability: 5

3 point shooting: 5

Jumpshot: 6

Ability to finish at the rim: 6

Post moves: N/A

Handle: 7

Passing: 7

Rebounding: 5

Motor: 5

Touch: 6

Hands: 6

On ball defense: 6

Help defense: 5

Steals: 7

Blocks: 4

Pick and Roll: 

- Prefers to create in space rather than with the pick

- Usually uses ball screens to create his own midrange jumper

- Capable passer to rollers but too often makes a difficult pass, like a low bounce pass to a big

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Has the athleticism and ability to be a good defender, but is sometimes lazy closing out and boxing out 

- Defense has improved as season has gone on

- Explosive - very good 1-on-1 player - can get to the rim well and finish

- Forces passes - very capable passer, but sometimes forces much too difficult passes

- Solid midrange shooter - shot selection has greatly improved which has increased his shooting percentage 

Game Analysis: 

- vs. Northwestern

- #30 Bryant McIntosh

- #12 Isiah Brown

- #4 Vic Law Jr.

- #20 Scottie Lindsey

- Good hustle back on transition D 

- Puts hands on face after teammate gets offensive foul out of frustration

- Bad D/communication on pick-and-roll - got caught up in screen, his big switched and he tried to recover and left opposing big wide open for jumper

- Good D in transition to pickup ball - McIntosh pulled up, good D with hand in face contest but still hit shot

- Good one handed scoop pass to left lane filler in transition

- Nice crossover right to left at left 45, gets ear hoop and fouled by help defender going up for layup with right - FTs 2/2

- Right ball screen, gets the switch, good change of speed to get into lane but forces a contested fadeaway instead of attacking the hoop - short

- Tries no look pass to backdoor cutter from right 45 - tipped and turned over - right idea, pass was too low - tries to hustle back but doesn't box out when he gets back

- Catch and shoot right 45 3 behind screen - miss

- Beaten to hoop on backdown, fake middle, then turn back left - missed layin

- Poor closeout - gave up open 3

- Too many steps dribbling left late in shot clock

- Gets beat by Lindsey on backdoor cut baseline for a layin

- Left ball screen at right 45, gets middle and finds shooter Woods curling to right 45 3 - hits

- Great over the top pass to Mitoglou for a layup

- Good job fighting around baseline screen - then good job fighting around ball screen

- Left ball screen at right 45, pullups for deep jumper - miss

- Catch and shoot off right 45 screen, curled into middle - miss - bad shot, forced

- After offensive rebound catches with running start straightaway, one dribble good elevation and finishes finger roll with the right - very explosive speed

- Tries to slip difficult pass between multiple defenders to Collins running floor ahead in transition - picked off

- Catches right corner with minimal room, one dribble right, pullup fadeaway jumper - hits tough shot

- Nice slip pass on side pick-and-roll 

- Catch and shoot right 45 3 - miss

- Uses left ball screen, pulls up for midrange jumper straightaway - hits

- Uses left ball screen again, moving slowly with guard on his hip, takes free throw line contested jumper - miss - force, bad shot

NBA Comparison: N/A

Current Ability: 6.5

Projection as an NBA Player: 7

Projected Draft Spot: Late 2nd Round

Opinion: Crawford is a streetballer. He is a good athlete and a solid passer, but needs to make better decisions sometimes. He has good vision. Crawford's shooting and shot selection has improved significantly over the season. He has the ability to be a solid defender. Crawford has NBA level athleticism. Crawford has no elite NBA skill, but he is a really good player and with the proper coaching and development he can become a good rotation player. I think he is a good 2nd round pick.