Joe Crawford and Guard/Wing Depth (Updated)

Joe Crawford will finally put an end to his re-recruitment when he makes public what school he's going to play his college basketball at on Monday at 5:30pm. GBW spoke to Durand "Speedy" Walker this afternoon (coach of Joe's AAU tem, "The Family") and he indicated that he'd be on hand if/when Joe pulls the trigger.

“I don’t know what he’s going to do,” Walker said. “He had told me that he was going to be making a decision, but at that point I don’t think he had his mind made up. I still don’t know that he has. We’ll just have to see.” There have been scores of rumors about which way young Mr. Crawford is leaning. However, there still seems to be a bit of confidence around the streets of Ann Arbor. One of the major arguments against the Wolverines in their courtship of this athletic phenom has been that of playing time. But, when looking at the rosters, the PT scenario appears (at the very least) to be equal. Below we take a final look at the depth at the point and wing positions at both schools. It will be clear on Monday whether or not this really was a factor.

NA - Not Available
mpg - Minutes Per Game
ppg - Points Per Game
apg - Assists Per Game
rpg - Rebounds Per Game

School YR. POS. Player Rank/MPG/PPG Eligibility Joe's Freshman Yr.

Kentucky 2004 SG Adam Williams
Attended the Kentucky basketball team camp and days later found himself with a scholarship offer to play for the Wildcats. UK’s first commitment from the Class of 2004. Made the 2003 Nike All-American Camp.
  2004 PG/SG Ramel Bradley
Super quick player that will take it to the hole and finish in traffic. Also a good shooter from the outside. Committed to the Wildcats on November 10 over Boston College, Georgia, Pittsburgh, and Seton Hall.
  2003 SG Bobby Perry
Averaged 24.8 ppg and 10.9 rpg as a senior at Hillside High School. Was a four year starter for the Hornets averaging 19.5 ppg and 10.0 rpg in his high school career. Named the Five County 3-A Player of the Year and was a finalist for McDonald’s All-America honors
  2002 PG Brandon Stockton

4.6 mpg/1.3 ppg
Named the 2002 Kentucky Mr. Basketball after averaging 25.9 ppg and 5.1 rpg in his senior season. Was named first-team All-State by The Associated Press, the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Lexington Herald-Leader as a senior and was the top vote getter in all three polls…Was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Kentucky

  2002 SG Kelenna Azubuike
8.4 mpg/3.7 ppg
Averaged 39.1 ppg and 13.3 rpg to leading Victory Christian to the Class 4A state championship game as a senior
  Recruiting Notables
  2002 PG Patrick Sparks NA
Transferred from Western Kentucky to Kentucky. Chose the Wildcats over Louisville, OKST, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Georgia. 1st team All-Sun Belt selection as a sophomore. Also, named Most Outstanding Player for the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. Averaged 13.3 points, 5.9 assists & 2.2 steals per contest as a sophomore.
All-Sun Belt Tournament selection as a freshman. Set Western Kentucky freshman records for assists, steals and 3-point fieldgoals made. Averaged 10.4 points, 3.4 assists and 1.5 steals per contest.The leading scorer in Kentucky (31.4 ppg) as a high school senior at Muhlenberg North.

Michigan 2003 PG/SG Dion Harris
2003 Michigan's Hal Schram Mr. Basketball ... first PSL player to receive the award since 1995 ... 2003 Parade All-America second team ... 2003 FutureStars All-America third team ... 2002 and 2003 Detroit Free Press Dream Team ... 2001 and 2003 Detroit News Dream Team ... 2001 and 2002 Detroit News All-State first team ... 2001 Detroit Free Press All-State second team. for career averaged 20.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists ... four-year starter ... finished with an 82-16 career record. as a senior (2003), averaged 24.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 3.0 steals ... shot 46 percent from the field, 42 percent on three-pointers and 74 percent on free throws
  2002 PG Daniel Horton
36.1 mpg/15.2 ppg
2003 Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year, by Big Ten coaches and media ... 2003 Big Ten Conference All-Freshman team, inaugural team ... 2003 All-Big Ten second team, by Big Ten coaches and media ... U-M’s 2003 Bill Buntin MVP Award ... U-M’s 2003 Gary Grant Assist Award ... 2003 Basketball Times All-Freshman first team ... 2003 All-Freshman team ... set U-M freshman record for three-point field goals in a season (74) and three-point field goal attempts in a season (216) ... three-time Big Ten Conference Player of the Week ... first time in Big Ten history a freshman has been selected three times. 2002 Parade All-America second team ... 2002 McDonald's All-America ... played in McDonald's All-America game ... West All-Star and starter
  2002 SG/SF Lester Abram
32.1 mpg/10.6 ppg
U-M’s 2003 Iron Man Award ... U-M’s 2003 Award for Outstanding Free Throw Shooting ... Michigan Sports Network Player of the Game, one time. 2001 and 2002 Detroit News Dream Team ... 2001 and 2002 Detroit News All-Metro first team ... 2002 Detroit News All-North first team ... 2002 Detroit Free Press Dream Team ... 2002 Detroit Free Press All-Metro first team ... selected as the captain of the All-Metro team ... 2002 Detroit Free Press All-North first team ... selected as the captain of the All-North team ... 2002 Oakland Press Oakland County Dream Team ... Third in voting for the 2002 Hal Schram Mr. Basketball award ... Top 100 selection for McDonald's All-America ... 2002 All-State Dream Team
  Recruiting Notables
  2004 SF Ronald Coleman
Will eventually be one of the bigger scorers in the Big Ten. Committed to Michigan as a sophomore. Great stroke and is accurate to 3-point range. Also does nice things off the bounce and will rebound for you. Terrific prospect who plays hard and competes. 5th team all-stater by the Detroit News as a sophomore.

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