Crittenton Has Final Three

The 5th point guard in the class of 2006 played in Bloomington at the adidas May Classic and showed exactly why he's been upgraded to a top 30 player.

Bloomington, IN-- After suffering from a sickness in the first half, Javaris Crittenton of the Atlanta Celtics came out ready to roll in the second period. His two point first half quickly transitioned into a 27 point, 7 assist game. The 6-foot-4 guard out of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy is turning into an outstanding point guard and many are beginning to notice.

In's latest rankings Crittenton checked in at 29th overall and as the 5th best point guard. The guard out of Atlanta showed exactly why he jumped up in the rankings in Bloomington Friday night at the adidas May Classic.

He took the ball the hole extremely hard and finished everything, including a monstrous facial on a helpless Illinois Fire team member. Crittenton, who led his team to a blow out victory of the Fire, is extremely athletic and has a huge upside.

"I think I'm coming out and showing everybody that I'm one of the best at what I do," Crittenton explained. "Last year I wasn't on the radar like I wanted to be when it comes to national rankings and everything. I'm looking to improve that tremendously."

While Crittenton already jumped from a top 50 to a top 30 player, he's not content at that ranking and wants to move even higher.

"I'm happy that I moved up, but I'm not satisfied," Crittenton said. "I want to keep showing them I'm better."

The 2006 product recently narrowed his list of schools to Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, and Florida. Crittenton insists that playing time is going to be a factor when he is ready to make his college decision, and that is one reason that each of these schools made the final cut.

"Each school is going to give me the opportunity to come in and play. I look at what point guard they have, and if he leaves," Crittenton said. "I'm looking to step in and play at what ever school I go to."

So what does Crittenton like in particular about each school?

"Florida plays a fast paced game. Georgia Tech, I love the coaching staff, they do a tremendous job," Crittenton responded when asked about each school. "And at Wake Forest they let Chris Paul loose. You look at a team and how they can benefit you."

With playing time such a factor, Crittenton does realize that it won't be given to him and that he'll need to work hard in order to reach his full potential.

"Nothing is given to you at anytime, you have to earn it. I'm looking to earn it."

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