We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things, whether by spectators or college coaches. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Jordan Crawford of North Mecklenburg.

We’ve seen Crawford many times over the years and our Patrick O’Brien recently featured him in an article, stating, “Playing behind the likes of Tristan Maxwell, Shamann Artis, and Trayden Williams, the rising junior was able to soak up everything he could while also being a pivotal part of a championship-caliber program.  This past season alone, Crawford said that he was able to learn how to be more patient when he plays, be more mature on the court, and how to become a leader. He feels that all those lessons he learned has now prepared him for this summer and for a much bigger role next season at North Meck. Crawford has all the tools to really make noise in the state of North Carolina and some programs aren’t wasting any time to show their interest in his game.  Schools like Charlotte and Hofstra have already reached out, showing their interest and saying they certainly will be watching in the near future. But this won’t be the last time you hear Crawford’s name.  North Meck looks to reload once again and Crawford has a chance to be the next big name coming from the program.”

There should be no questions surrounding his potential role for North Meck over the near future, as he’s clearly shown the ability to attract scholarship-level coaches. Crawford is incredible at moving without the ball, carving out space, and destroying teams with his intelligent spot-up presence. Not only is he capable of shooting the ball at an extremely high clip off the catch, but he’s also proven quite reliable at creating clean looks for himself off the dribble. Crawford is smart and savvy when it comes to overall shot preparation and highlighting consistent shooting form. It’s still somewhat early in the process, but Crawford is definitely a prospect to keep a close eye on—as he should be an obvious candidate to have a breakout upcoming season.