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Jordan Crawford
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Crawford with the Wizards.
No. 19 – Gigantes de Carolina
Position: Point Guard / Shooting Guard
League: NBA/CBA/BSN
Personal information
Full name: Jordan Lee Crawford
Born: October 23, 1988 (1988-10-23) (age 35)
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality: Flag of the United States American
Physical stats
Listed height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight: 195 lbs (88 kg)
National Basketball Association career
Debut: 2010 for the Atlanta Hawks
Career information
High school: Hargrave Military Academy
(Chatham, Virginia)
College: Indiana (2007-2008)
Xavier (2009-2010)
NBA Draft: 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27th
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Playing career: 2010-present (14 years)
Career history
2010-2011 Atlanta Hawks
2011-2013 Washington Wizards
2013-2014 Boston Celtics
2014 Golden State Warriors
2014 Xinjiang Flying Tigers
2015 Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2015-2016 Tianjin Ronggang
2016-2017 Grand Rapids Drive
2017-2018 New Orleans Pelicans
2019 Ironi Nahariya
2019 Sichuan Blue Whales
2020 Brose Bamberg
2020-2021 Lokomotiv Kuban
2021 Galatasaray
2021–2022 Long Island Nets
2022–present Gigantes de Carolina
Career highlights and awards
NBA.com profile profile

Jordan Lee Crawford (born October 23, 1988) is an American professional basketball for the Gigantes de Carolina of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN). He played at the collegiate level with both the Indiana Hoosiers' and Xavier Musketeers' basketball teams. 

High school career[]

Crawford played high school basketball at Communication & Media Arts High School in Detroit, MI and led his team to the 2005 District Championship. The All-State Class "C" Performer suffered an ankle injury forced him to miss his senior year, 2005-06. Crawford also attended the private boarding school, Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia, during his high school years.

Collegiate career[]

Freshman[]

After deciding to play basketball for Indiana University, Jordan Crawford struggled to play a major role on his team with both Eric Gordon and D. J. White on his team. He started in only eight of the thirty games that he played during his freshman year and scored double figures in fifteen of them.

Sophomore[]

Crawford was forced to sit out for the entire 2008-09 college basketball season due to eligibility issues after transferring to Xavier University. In the 2009-10 season, he made a forceful impact to the Musketeers' basketball team, averaging 20.5 PPG by the end of the season. Crawford also scored over twenty points in 20 of the 35 games he played that season. He helped Xavier earn a 6-seed in the 2010 NCAA Tournament and led them to the organization's third straight Sweet Sixteen appearance. His great achievements contributed to him being named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team, Atlantic 10 All-Championship Team, and Sporting News All-American Third Team in 2010.

Professional career[]

Atlanta Hawks (2010–2011)[]

Crawford was selected by the New Jersey Nets with the 27th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. Due to his play style he was nicknamed "Sizzle". His rights were later traded to the Atlanta Hawks and he joined the team for the 2010 NBA Summer League. On July 9, 2010, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Hawks.

Washington Wizards (2011–2013)[]

Avery Bradley and Jordan Crawford

Crawford and Avery Bradley.

On February 23, 2011, Crawford was traded to the Washington Wizards along with Maurice Evans and Mike Bibby for Kirk Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong. On March 8, 2011, Crawford scored a then-career high 22 points against the Milwaukee Bucks. On March 15, 2011, he passed his previous career high, scoring 27 points in a loss to the Chicago Bulls. He passed it again on March 30, 2011, by scoring 39 points in a loss to the Miami Heat. On April 1, 2011, Crawford recorded his first triple-double of his professional career in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He had 21 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds. Crawford was the second Wizards rookie that season to record a triple double; John Wall had done so earlier that season. In the 2012-13 season, he, was moved to point guard when Wall missed time due to injury. He recorded his second triple-double with 27 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds in a December game against the Atlanta Hawks.

Boston Celtics (2013–2014)[]

On February 21, 2013, Crawford was traded to the Boston Celtics for Leandro Barbosa and Jason Collins. In his NBA debut with the Celtics, he came off the bench to record 2 assists, 3 rebounds, and 10 points, shooting 4 for 9 from the field.

Due to the injury of Rajon Rondo, Crawford became the starting point guard of the team at the beginning of the 2013–14 season. On November 29, 2013, he recorded his third triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 103-86 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. On December 9, 2013, Crawford was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week after averaging 23.3 points, 6.1 assists, and 3 rebounds on 61 percent shooting, helping the Celtics go 3-0 for the week.

Golden State Warriors (2014)[]

On January 15, 2014, a three-team trade was completed involving the Boston Celtics, the Golden State Warriors, and the Miami Heat. The Celtics sent Crawford and MarShon Brooks to the Warriors. In exchange, the Celtics received Joel Anthony, a protected future draft pick Philadelphia sent to Miami in an earlier trade, and a 2016 second-round draft pick from the Heat. The Heat also received Toney Douglas from the Warriors as part of the deal.

On April 16, 2014, Crawford scored a career high 41 points in a 116-112 win over the Denver Nuggets in the final regular season game of the season.

Xinjiang Flying Tigers (2014)[]

On September 18, 2014, Crawford signed a one-year deal with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. However, he left Xinjiang in November 2014 after appearing in just five games.

Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2015)[]

On March 10, 2015, Crawford was acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League. In 14 games for the Mad Ants, he averaged 24.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 2.2 steals per game.

Tianjin Ronggang (2015–2016)[]

In July 2015, Crawford joined the Dallas Mavericks for the 2015 NBA Summer League, where he averaged 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.5 steals in six games. On September 28, he signed with the Chicago Bulls. However, he was later waived by the Bulls on October 22 after appearing in five preseason games. On November 19, he returned to China, this time signing with Tianjin Ronggang. On January 8, 2016, Crawford scored 72 of the team's 104 points in a loss to the Sichuan Blue Whales. He shot 25-of-52 from the field, including 4-of-12 from three-point range, and was 18-of-20 from the free throw line, while also recording a season-high 16 rebounds.

Grand Rapids Drive (2016–2017)[]

On October 30, 2016, Crawford was acquired by the Grand Rapids Drive of the NBA Development League.

New Orleans Pelicans (2017–2018)[]

On March 6, 2017, Crawford signed a 10-day contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. That night, he scored 19 points against the Utah Jazz in his first NBA appearance since April 16, 2014. On March 16, 2017, he signed with the Pelicans for the remainder of the 2016–17 season. Three days later, he had a season-high 22 points in 21 minutes in a 123–109 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

On October 22, 2017, Crawford was waived by the Pelicans after appearing in the team's first two games of the 2017–18 season. On April 5, 2018, Crawford was signed for the remainder of the season by the Pelicans. Near the end of the season and during the 2018 NBA Playoffs, Crawford would wear the shoes created by the Big Baller Brand, thus being the first NBA player not related to Lonzo Ball's family to wear apparel from the family's company.

On November 19, 2018, Crawford signed a one-month contract with the German team Alba Berlin. However, Crawford had his contract with Alba Berlin rescinded two days later after Crawford didn't pass the physicals.

Ironi Nahariya (2019)[]

On January 8, 2019, Crawford signed with the Israeli team Ironi Nahariya for the remainder of the season. On January 27, 2019, Crawford recorded 21 points in his third game with Nahariya, shooting 4-for-9 from three-point range, along with two rebounds and five assists, leading Nahariya to a 86–80 win over Hapoel Jerusalem. On February 13, 2019, Crawford parted ways with Nahariya after appearing in five games.

Brose Bamberg (2020)[]

On February 25, 2020, he signed with Brose Bamberg of the German Basketball Bundesliga (BBL).

Lokomotiv Kuban (2020–2021)[]

On July 3, 2020, he has signed with Lokomotiv Kuban of the VTB United League.

Galatasaray (2021)[]

On February 24, 2021, he has signed with Galatasaray of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL).

Long Island Nets (2021–2022)[]

On December 30, 2021, Crawford signed with the Long Island Nets of the NBA G League. In eight games, he averaged 13.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game. Crawford was waived on January 31. Crawford was reacquired by the Nets on March 11, 2022.

Gigantes de Carolina (2022–present)[]

On April 7, 2022, Crawford signed with Gigantes de Carolina from Puerto Rico.

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