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Casey Crawford
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Casey Crawford 114264
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 245
Year: Redshirt Junior
City/State: Overland Park, Kan.
High School: Blue Valley North HS/Wake Forest
Experience: 2 Letters

2009-10 (redshirt-junior): Decided to bypass final year of eligibility in 2010-11 • Played in 26 games with three starts • Averaged 13.8 minutes per game, 4.6 points and 2.0 rebounds per game • Fifth on the team in three-pointers made (24) and ranked with second best three-point shooting percentage (minimum of 50 shots taken .444) • Scored a career-high 20 points (7-of-8 from field) with four rebounds, two blocks, one steal, and one assist at Nebraska (Mar. 2) • Shot a team-best six made three-pointers (seven attempts) against the 'Huskers helping CU shoot a season-best 70.6 percent from the arc (12-for-17) • The win at Nebraska helped the Buffs break a 36-game losing streak in Big 12 road games • Netted double figures five times (three conference), two of those games (Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Gonzaga) under interim head coach Steve McClain • In four games with McClain averaged 18.5 minutes and six points a game. In 27 other games played, averaged 13.0 minutes and four points a game • Saw action over 20 minutes in eight games.

2008-09 (redshirt-sophomore): Played in 25 games with four starts • Averaged 5.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 14.2 minutes per game • Fourth on the team in three-pointers made (21), fifth in steals (12) and fifth in points per game • Last five games of the season averaged 8.6 ppg., 2.6 rpg. • Led CU with eight three-pointers • Career-best 18 points with four treys in win over Harvard (Nov. 22). The 18 points were the most points off the bench leading the team in scoring since Javon Coney scored 15 points in a reserve role at Nebraska (15 pts, March 19, 2008) • Scored a Big 12 season-high 16 points on 5-for-11 shooting against Texas A&M (Mar. 4); also played a season-high 30 minutes • Came off the bench to score 14 points, tying a career-best four three-pointers against Oklahoma State (Feb. 25) • Eight times with three or more rebounds in a game • Five games with five or more field goals made • Netted 14 points in his CU debut, tying Jermyl Jackson-Wilson's debut of 14 back in 2006-07. The 14 points was a CU high by a transfer or freshman in a debut over the last four years • Double-digits six times (twice conference); led team in scoring twice (Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Nov. 14; and Harvard, Nov. 25) • Played 20+ minutes six times (twice conference).

2007-08: Transfer from Wake Forest • Sat out year per NCAA Rules • Practiced all season.

2006-07 (Wake Forest): Played in nine games for the Demon Deacons • Scored 10 points with four rebounds, four assists and two blocks • On the 2006 Bahamas Trip, scored seven points in each of the two exhibition games over the Labor Day weekend.

BLUE VALLEY NORTH HS: Averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots per game as a senior • Was a three-star prospect averaging 18 points, 10 rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots as a junior • Ranks as the school's all-time leader in scoring, rebounds and blocked shots • Three-time first team all-conference selection in the Eastern Kansas League • State of Kansas Mr. Basketball senior year and  2006 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year • Two-time league most valuable player and first team all-state selection • Named first team all-metro, twice • Finalist for the DiRenna Award, presented annually to Kansas City's top prep player • Member of a pair of Eastern League Championship teams • Helped lead the Mustangs to a 33-9 record (.786) over his junior and season seasons; 63-26 record (.708) over  prep years.

ACADEMICS: Graduated in May 2010 with a political science degree • 2008-09 and 2009-10 All-Big 12 Academic second team • Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010 Commissioners Honor Roll.

PERSONAL: Born Casey Garrett Crawford on October 30, 1987 in Weymouth, Mass. • Son of Steve and Debbie Crawford • Has an older sister, Ashley (Kansas State graduate); and older brother, Blake (played basketball and graduated from UMKC) • Father played professional baseball with the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals • Goals after college include becoming a lawyer or a politician • Enjoys reading, watching movies and listening to music • Also speaks Spanish • Lists breaking high school scoring record as biggest moment of prep career.

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