Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Crawford Leaving Indiana
They should start making a general headline tablet: "[Blank] Leaving Indiana." Freshman guard Jordan Crawford announced today that he is leaving the Hoosiers and transferring to another school. Crawford is the eleventh player to depart from Indiana since the end of the season, when former Marquette coach Tom Crean took over for interim coach Dan Dakich. The team had five seniors; Eric Gordon left early for the NBA Draft; Armon Bassett, Jamarcus Ellis, DeAndre Thomas and Brandon McGee were kicked off the team; and Eli Holman transferred. Dakich was left in charge of the program after Kelvin Sampson resigned because of NCAA allegations. With the loss of Crawford, just one scholarship player from last season remains: seldom-used forward Kyle Taber. "Jordan Crawford and his family informed us today that he will not return to Indiana University," the university said in a statement, and neither Crawford nor Crean had further comment. Crawford averaged 9.7 points and 3.4 rebounds per game last season.