Crawford Stays In-State

The Big Ten has been on the ball when it comes to commitments from the Class of 2004. Just this week, one of the most highly-sought after prospects in the Midwest selected another Big Ten program.

Crawford Is A Wolverine

Word started to leak out late Thursday night that Detroit Renaissance junior swingman Joe Crawford had reached a decision. Sources told that Crawford, following a big game against Crockett on Friday night, would formally announce for Michigan.

One of the state's top juniors and a big time national recruit, Crawford averaged 18 points as a sophomore and attended the 2002 Nike All-American Camp.

As a sophomore, he was on the Detroit PSL all-tournament team and was an all-metro Detroit Free Press selection.

Crawford will join Ronald Coleman, another top junior, in the 2004 Michigan recruiting class. We understand that Crawford also took a long hard look at Michigan State, Missouri and Ohio State before selecting the Wolverines. Together, the pair solidifies Michigan's perimeter and gives head coach Tommy Amaker a formidable scoring pop and even more athleticism on the wings.

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