Buzzer Beater: Crawford Decides

At the last minute Jordan Crawford had his moment of clarity. One Midwest program gladly accepted his signature Wednesday night.

Jordan Crawford struggled big time with his college decision. Big time.

On Wednesday night, the combo guard out of Hargrave Military Academy via Detroit finally separated Indiana from Xavier.

"Xavier did a helluva job recruiting the kid and it was a tough decision," Hargrave coach Kevin Keatts said. "At the end he felt a little bit better about Indiana."

Indiana, already sitting on a Top 10 class, just got a little a little deeper.

Crawford is regarded as's No. 9 post-graduate player in America. He cranked up his game this past summer with The Family. While playing alongside a slew of high-major signees last summer, Crawford was still able to elevate his game.

Crawford was watching this week as Indiana played in the national spotlight. "I think they plan on using him as a combo guard. I think one of the things that Jordan wanted to be able to see more than anything was the style of play.

"He had a chance to see them play and despite losing to Butler he thought they played his style of basketball."

Crawford's decision came late Wednesday evening. It came after the guard took a pair of outstanding visits. At the end of the day the Hoosiers won out and for their efforts landed a young player who will be able to help them at a pair of backcourt positions.

Looking forward, IU also added a 2008 prospect on the same day. Shooter Eshaunte Jones pledged to the Hoosiers and he'll head to campus in the fall of 2008 after a year at prep school.

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