Since then, many NBA stars such as Nate Robinson, C.J. Giles, Terrence Williams, and others have followed Crawford's path to the NBA.
One of Rainer Beach's newest young stars comes in the form of 6-foot-4, 170-pound wing Dejounte Murray.
Scout.com's Josh Gershon had an opportunity to see Murray in action and came away impressed.
"A skinny 6-foot-4 wing with very long arms, Murray is a prospect with plenty of upside," Gershon wrote. "He did a nice job of grabbing defensive boards and starting the break, but also grabbed a couple offensive boards as well. Murray has a quick first step and a lot of confidence in his floater.
"He hit one three-pointer off the catch and another attempt went in and out. Murray showed nice court vision making some pretty good passes both in transition and the half court. He's clearly one of the top prospects in Washington regardless of class."
Murray had a productive summer, which led to offers from numerous schools.
"I currently have an offer from Washington, Oregon, California, Boise State, Washington State, and Gonzaga," Murray said.
In addition, Murray has developed a strong relationship with an Arizona assistant and believes it could lead to an offer.
"I feel I have the best relationship with Damon Stoudamire," Murray said. "We talk about a lot of things, but he told me that he plans on offering me soon."
Murray currently has no leaders in his recruitment, but does have at least one visit in mind."
"I don't really have a favorite right now," he said. "I know I want to visit Arizona, but I am not sure when that will happen."
Murray plans on making his college choice after the summer Nike EYBL is over, as he will likely play with the Seattle Rotary AAU program.