After bouncing around from his
childhood home in
"I like it. I think it's a great
opportunity for me to better my education. On the basketball court, it will be a
"It's going real well. My team is
struggling a bit in the win column, but I'm having fun just playing and having
"I'm intense every possession, I'm
playing hard on every possession, play after play. I bring intensity and
In his first game in the summer
"Us in the backcourt, we have to
have chemistry. We're going to bring the energy for everyone. We've kicked it
off really good,"
Chemistry is great, but without a
substance to work with, it means nothing. Thankfully for Cyclone fans,
"He brings something not a lot of people have," Crawford said. "He has the ability to knock down shots. And I haven't seen anybody who could stay in front of him; he's about as quick as they come. He gets to the hoop with the best of them and can finish. He can do a lot of things with the ball," Crawford said.
Any comparison to a player we all know?
"Comparison's are tough," Crawford said. "He's maybe in the mode of a skinnier Steve Francis type, where he can shoot, dribble, jump, do everything."
In his game against Central Iowa
"Everybody's getting along real
well, trying to get a feel for each other." We're all trying to work it out, get
it together come November,"
"I know I need to get stronger in
the weight room. That's something me and Corey (McIntosh) both are committed to.
I need 10, 15, maybe 20 pounds and that would be an extra plus,"
Crawford feels the same way.
"They could use 2-4 months of good lifting, they're both kind of light at 160 and 155," Crawford said. "But as for athleticism they're as quick as anyone I've played against. If they add a little strength, they don't need a lot, just enough to keep defenders off and mostly for defense. They'll be pretty good and ready to play in the Big 12."
Not only do Taylor and McIntosh
have to step into the brutal Big 12, they have to replace arguably the greatest
backcourt in Cyclone history. But
"We'll do well. We've got some big
shoes to fill, but I think we'll do great,"
With less than four months until
basketball gets underway,
"Playing in the Big 12, a big-time
conference, where big-time players play every night. I'm looking forward to the