Howard Crawford - 35
Howard Crawford

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Eutaw, Ala.

High School:
Greene County HS

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 240

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
05/28/1988

Experience:
HS


Junior Season (2008-09)
Had a breakout season, establishing career highs in nearly every offensive category during the year ... earned 16 starts and saw action in 33 contests during season ... team's leading returning scorer (7.9 ppg) and rebounder (3.5 rpg) ... collected a career-high 19 points, including hitting all seven of his foul shots, in 26 minutes of action in the victory over UTEP (1/21) ... recorded his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 boards against Rice (1/24) ... had 14 points and pulled in seven rebounds in the win over UL-Lafayette (1/19) ... also set career-highs with seven field goals and 10 field goal attempts against the Ragin' Cajuns ... scored 13 points and pulled down eight rebounds in the win at East Carolina (2/28) ... collected 13 points in 22 minutes of action in the loss at Houston (1/10) ... connected on 6-of-7 field goals and went for 13 points in the win over Marshall (3/7) ... had nine points, all coming in the second half, in the loss at Memphis (1/17) ... recorded 12 points and four rebounds in 22 minutes of action in the win over Jacksonville State (12/17) ... collected 16 points and four rebounds (8.0 points and 2.0 rebounds per game) in two games in the NIT Season Tipoff against then-No. 11 Oklahoma and Boston College ... played a career-high 34 minutes in the win at Southern Miss (2/7) ... only game he missed during the season was the Cincinnati game (12/6) due to an illness.

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).

High School
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.

Personal
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.

 
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