Gonzaga’s Bryant Crawford Named DC Player of the Year
Coach Steve Turner, Gonzaga head coach, had every reason to be proud of his team this year. His senior guard Bryant Crawford helped them to outlast #1 Dematha in a double overtime WCAC Championship win in which he scored eight points, seven assists, three rebounds and the game-saving block. Crawford not only grabbed first-team All-WCAC honors but also took home DC Player of the Year award as well. This had to be a bitter sweet way to end his high school career. He was able to bounce back after the first 3 years of his career being injury plagued.
He showed out this past summer. He made a mark in the NBPA Top 100 Camp as well as the LeBron James and Kyrie Irving skills academies. He also played in the Under Armour Elite 24 game in Brooklyn. There aren't many bigger stages than playing in NYC. His well balanced play would carry on throughout the 2014-2015 school year as well. He would lead Gonzaga to a 25-12 record (#5 in Washington Post Top 20 ranking). The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 13.1 points, 5.5 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game. If you didn't get a chance to see him play much don't worry as he's signed with Wake Forest.