Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Bryant Crawford Enjoys SMU; Wake Forest, Georgetown Up Next
Bryant Crawford, a 6-foot-3 point guard from Washington, D.C. Gonzaga, visited SMU this past weekend and enjoyed it.
He will trip to Wake Forest and Georgetown over the next two weekends.
“It was fun, a nice experience,” Crawford told SNY.tv of SMU.
Like many recruits, Crawford said he enjoyed spending time with Naismith Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown.
“[He said I would] just come in as a point guard [and] I would have to earn my spot,” Crawford said. ” “And I enjoy being with him. We had a nice conversation, whether he was telling stories about his former players or different games. Just sitting down and talking with him and eating dinner, he’s a nice guy, fun to be with.”
Said Gonzaga coach Steve Turner: “I think he got an opportunity to learn a lot more, put his hands on versuss just hearing about it. Having a chance to sti down with coach and get a little better picture of the vision they have for him.”
Wake coach Danny Manning is another coach Crawford likes and he will trip there this coming weekend.
“I feel like I would fit in well with their program also and Danny Manning, I like his coaching style,” he said.
Crawford will then trip to Georgetown the weekend of Sept. 12.
He said Tennessee, Marquette, Indiana and Memphis are also recruiting him, and Crawford has an in-home visit next week with Tennessee, Turner said.
But no other visits are scheduled.
“I haven’t cut my list,” he said.
Asked when he might make a decision, Crawford said, “I want to decide before the high school basketball season.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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