Casey Crawford Sets Three Visits

Casey Crawford, a 6-foot-9 center/power forward from Overland Park (KS) Blue Valley North, has set up three visits for the month of September. caught up with the talented big man to find the latest on his recruitment.

Casey Crawford is one of the top big men in the Midwest. Crawford helped lead the K.C. Pump and Run to the Price Chopper/Kansas City Prep Invitational title the last week in July and the Final Eight of the adidas Super 64 in Las Vegas the previous week.

Crawford led Overland Park (KS) Blue Valley North to a 19-3 mark last season. The Mustangs started the season 1-2 before winning 18 straight games but eventually losing to Shawnee Mission West 59-47 in the Class 6A Sub-State Basketball finals. They finished 10-0 in conference play and he was named the Eastern Kansas League Player of the Year. Crawford averaged 17.0 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.8 blocked shots per game last season. He led the team in scoring 15 times and tied for scoring honors once. Crawford shot 48.2% from the field, 33.3% from three-point range and 70.1% from the line.

Crawford received numerous honors as a junior as he was named 1st Team All Metro, 1st Team All Sun, 1st Team All Metro Sports. Crawford was named 2nd Team All State by the Topeka Journal and 3rd Team All State by the Wichita Eagle.

Crawford has narrowed his list to six schools and has set three visits. He plans to visit Minnesota Sept. 9, West Virginia Sept. 16 and Wichita State Sept. 23. Crawford said that he is still deciding on a fourth visit between Tulane, Georgetown and Texas A&M.

Crawford said that he plans to sign during the early signing period and hopes to make his decision in October.

Crawford said that he is working on his game in the local community center and hitting the weights to prepare for the upcoming season.

Crawford is also an excellent student who posted a 25 on the ACT and 1580 on his SAT. He plans to major in business.

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