Westchester Knicks guard Jordon Crawford will return to the team for the upcoming 2016 season, per a report from Chris Reichert of Upside Motor. Crawford spent the 2015 season as a member of the Westchester Knicks.
The 5’6″, 155-pound guard originally from Cincinnati, played his collegiate ball at Bowling Green. By the time he was done at school, he’d rank fourth all-time in assists for the Falcons. During his senior season in 2013, he’d finish as an honorable mention for the All-MAC team in 2013.
His first year of professional basketball was slated to have been spent in Canada, but he instead opted to play in Cyprus for a team called the Mapfree Life. He was the Northern League’s MVP, averaging 26.8 points and 6.3 assists per game for the team in 2014-15.
In October of 2015, Crawford would be selected by the Westchester Knicks in the Development League Draft. A D-League affiliate of the New York Knicks, Crawford would average 8.5 points and 2.4 assists per game last season for the Knicks.
Despite his diminutive stature, he has shown a propensity early on in his professional career for scoring the ball. The level of competition in the D-League is certainly more intense than the Northern League of Cyprus, but for a former Defensive Player of the Year in high school, Crawford will serve a role with Westchester.
Heading into the 2016-17 season, the New York Knicks are incredibly thin at the guard position. Point guard Derrick Rose is currently on trial stemming from alleged rape charges, and Brandon Jennings has been injury prone in his short NBA career. That leaves Crawford, who is already in the New York system, as a potential last-ditch option.