Jordan Crawford to Xavier

  • 07/10/2008 3:15 pm in

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We had an inkling of this early on with his admiration for Sean Miller and now it’s official: Jordan Crawford, the last hope for talent retention on the Hoosiers before he decided to head elsewhere, has landed at Xavier according to Mike Decourcy at the Sporting News.

Nothing much more to report here other than this:

Jordan Crawford is expected to appeal for immediate eligibility at Xavier, citing the unusual circumstances of Indiana’s predicament as cause for lenience.

Can’t say I blame Crawford for trying to play immediately — I surely couldn’t stand having to ride the bench for a year in street clothes — but methinks this might be a difficult move to pull off. Best of luck to Crawford, who seems like a swell young man who should develop into a star under Miller’s tutelage.

Thanks to ITH reader Jeremy for the tip.

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  • hoosier07

    good luck jordan. hope he's still there in a few years when IU makes a run in the tourney and has the chance to run over Xavier…

  • I always liked Crawford.

    This picture makes me like him even more.

  • BobbyDigital

    I was just thinking the same thing. He is indeed the man.

  • pacino

    Was he good? Yes! Will IU be fine after his departure? Yes! He will regret it in the future when IU is the program on the road to the final four!

  • Is this comment at all rooted in reality! No!

  • I'll miss Jordan. Nothing like relaxing in Nordstrom's with some stunners on, son.

  • pacino

    Have some faith in ur program. First of all we have a thousand guards so one can easily replace him. Second Crean is getting great recruits and many great ones r still considering. Don't be such a downer.

  • pacino

    A final Four birth is definately possible in the future!

  • TexasHoosier

    Nice jorts Jordan.

  • HoosierSmitty

    No way he wins that appeal. Sh!t happens. Learn to deal with it. He could have stayed at IU and played “immediately.” Wasn't Crawford specifically linked to the KS scandal? That would be absurd to see the NCAA grant him eligibility. I like Jordan a lot, and even though he's basically the only one who really left on his own terms, he's got no shot at winning that appeal.

  • HoosierfaninTN

    So long Jordan, do not let the door hit ya. One of Kelvins recruits who quit on the team like the others. Will not miss you one bit. Coach Crean is recruiting players who want to be at Indiana and we will be fine without him.

  • Disco_Briscoe

    He's not going to win the appeal. Mallete, the QB from Michigan tired to get it because of a coaching and offensive strategy change and was denied. Enjoy a year of practice!

  • deedubbadoo

    Perfect! A year of uninterrupted studies.

  • ALH_00

    He still can't dunk!

    (just trying to make myself feel better…good luck to TUO).

  • deedubbadoo

    Perfect! A year of uninterrupted studies.

  • ALH_00

    He still can't dunk!

    (just trying to make myself feel better…good luck to TUO).