When Drew Crawford went down with an injury in the 2012-13 college basketball season, the Northwestern Wildcats’ season was over. This was unfortunate for both Crawford–being a senior–and Northwestern, since he was the best players on the team. Well, there was talk about Crawford transferring, but he has wisely chosen to stay with the Wildcats.
In his junior year, Crawford averaged 16.1 points per game. Although he was only averaging 13.5 points per game in his senior year for the little time that he played for, everyone knew that Crawford was the best player on the team.
Northwestern may not be the best school in the world, but why transfer for your fifth year in college when you have already established yourself as the best player on the team? A change in personnel or not, this would have been a bad decision for Crawford in terms of his chances making it to the NBA and all of that fun stuff.
He could have easily went to a contending team, but making money in the NBA is probably pretty nice and likely a goal for Crawford. By staying with the Wildcats, he has another year to put up big numbers on the court. Regardless if the Wildcats will contend in the Big Ten or not, Crawford will still enter the season as one of the best players in the conference and will have a chance at making the NBA with a good season.
Him staying with the team was wise because it allows him to shine for one more season for a team that he has already been on for four years.
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