Fort Wayne Mad Ants Acquire Jordan Crawford
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants have acquired NBA veteran Jordan Crawford. After passing a physical, he will be able to suit up and play against the Delaware 87ers on Saturday, March 14th.
Jordan Crawford started his collegiate career at Indiana University, but transferred to Xavier University for his sophomore season. After two years of college, he entered the NBA draft in 2010 and was selected 27th overall by the then New Jersey Nets. He was traded to the Atlanta Hawks, but played just 16 games for the Hawks before being sent to the Washington Wizards. For Atlanta he averaged 4.2 points per game and 1.8 rebounds per game. For the last 26 games of the 2011-2012 season he averaged 16.3 ppg for Washington, as well as 3.0 rpg and 3.9 assists per game. The next season he played in 64 games in Washington, averaging 14.7 ppg and 3.0 apg.
In 2012-2013 he appeared in 43 games for the Wizards and was having another solid year with 13.2 ppg, 3.7 apg, and 3.1 rpg, but late in the season he was dealt to the Boston Celtics. In Boston it took a little time for him to gel with is new teammates, as he averaged 9.1 ppg in 27 games that season. in the 2013-2014 season he played exceptionally well for the Celtics, averaging 13.7 ppg and 5.7 apg. Later in the season he was traded to the Golden State Warriors. Crawford came off the bench in all 42 games he appeared in for the Warriors and averaged 8.4 ppg.
In September 2014, he signed with the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association, but left after just five games.
By Joshua Hamer