Sophomore Season (2007-08)
Saw increased role during his second year at UAB, playing in 31 contests and making four starts ... shot 59.4 percent from the floor which ranked second on the team ... in the three games he played 20 or more minutes, Crawford averaged 12.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per contest ... also one of team's better free throw shooters at 76.9 percent (40-of-52), which was up from 48.1 percent (13-of-27) during his freshman season ... had first career start against East Carolina (1/23) and responded with a then-career-high 15 points and seven rebounds in 20 minutes of action ... played 24 minutes against Alabama A&M (12/4), and recorded then-career highs with 12 points, five rebounds, five field goals made and six field goals attempted ... scored 10 points on a perfect 4-of-4 from the floor in 21 minutes of action against UTEP ... played 16 minutes against Jacksonville (11/24), and connected on 9-of-10 free throws to finish with nine points - all then-career highs.
Freshman Season (2006-07)
Played in 21 games as a true freshman and made significant improvement throughout the season ... scored five points in six minutes played against USF (12/27) ... had four points and a then-career-high three rebounds in 11 minutes of action in the win over Radford (11/11) ... collected two points and first career block in win over Wyoming (11/22) ... saw first action of career against Radford (11/5).
Played for head coach Rodney Wesley at Greene County HS ... helped lead GCHS to the Alabama 4A state title in 2005 ... named MVP of championship game ... tabbed the West Alabama Player of the Year ... averaged 24 points, 12 boards and three blocks per game as a junior ... averaged 16 points and nine rebounds per game during senior season ... listed No. 5 on The Birmingham News' 2006 Super Seniors list ... named first-team all-state in 2006 by The Birmingham News ... also selected as an Alabama all-star.
Full name is Howard Earl Crawford, Jr. ... born May 28, 1988 ... parents are Howard and Linda Crawford ... older brother is former University of Alabama basketball star Antoine Pettway ... also has one other brother, Pierre, and a sister, Lwanna ... majoring in mass communications.