Drew Crawford Needs To Have A Huge Season For the Northwestern Wildcats

 

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Northwestern Wildcats Drew Crawford will be back for a fifth year, as a result of an injury early on in the 2012-13 college basketball season. However, Northwestern is not known to be the best basketball team and Crawford is going to have to have a huge year for this team to compete.

Who knows if the Wildcats will even compete in the 2013-14 college basketball season, since they have never made the NCAA Tournament and all, but they have had successful seasons ever since Crawford joined the team.

Other than last season, Crawford helped lead Northwestern to at least 19 wins ever since joining the team. Usually, a team needs to get around that 20-win mark to even be considered as a NCAA Tournament team. Although there really is no saying how many wins a team needs to get to, if the Wildcats win 20 games next year, that would be huge. If they get to 22-23 wins, you would think that they would definitely make the dance. However, I am probably getting way too far ahead of myself, since Northwestern did finish the season with a 13-19 record.

Still, Crawford is a phenomenal player and he makes this team so much better when he is on the court and not injured (crazy how that works). Crawford has averaged 10 or more points per game every season with the Wildcats. The most he scored in a season was in his junior year, where he averaged 16.1 points per game.

If Crawford can better that, Northwestern will already be that much better next season. However, there are many things that the Wildcats have to work on. Crawford having a big season would definitely help out the team and could get him playing in the NBA in the near future.

 

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