Crawford to Visit Villanova, Louisville (UPDATED)

WEST ORANGE. N.J. — Bryant Crawford, a 6-foot-2 point guard from Washington, D.C., Gonzaga and Team Takeover, will visit Villanova Thursday and Louisville June 11. He is also working on a visit to Maryland, Gonzaga coach Steve Turner told SNY.tv.

N.C. State, Wake Forest, Indiana and Georgetown are also involved for Crawford, who went for 20 points in a losing effort Saturday night in the Mary Kline Classic Underclassmen Game at West Orange High School.

“I think finally people are going to see this spring the real Bryant Crawford,” Turner said by phone. “Bryant’s had to deal with a couple different injuries during his high school career and from where he was at the beginning of it all to he is now he’s basically back to where thought he would be.”

Crawford missed his freshman season after breaking his leg and was sidelined for part of the 2013  summer after knee surgery. In December, he broke his thumb.

“So now he’s 100 percent healthy and is playing some great basketball,” Turner said. “Bryant is a pass-first point guard and for me personally, I love it because I think he’s the total package. So many point guards now just score, score, score, but I don’t think they make others better. He’s always been a guy that can make others better, which allows him to be a multi-dimensional point guard and one of the best in his class.”

Crawford is ranked the No. 13 point guard in the Class of 2015 in the 247Sports.com composite rankings.

As of now, Crawford has the Louisville visit June 11 and Turner said Maryland and Villanova are also trying to set up visits this month.

Louisville is also involved for 2015 point guard Isaiah Briscoe of Roselle (N.J.) Catholic, who plans to cut his list to eight later this month.

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10 comments
savedoctor
savedoctor

He plays hard, and can play in all game situations - but I wouldn't be so quick to resign him, despite his wearing the 'C,' & despite most NYR fans loving him. He plays big, big minutes for only 50-55 points max, and his plus/minus rating is always terrible. He disappears off of the scoresheet for fairly long stretches, and he is frequently nursing one injury or another.  This team needs new blood, and a drastic culture shift.  Cally is going to want a Dustin Brown type deal, and I would not go there. 3 years at $4 million per is the max I'd go.

Rangersfan4life
Rangersfan4life

please dont trade any draft picks away so we could be in the hole again SAVE OUR PICKS!!!! learn to play the young guys KANTOR ALLEN MCLRath Bickel needs to come up not these scrubs we got here now!

Rangersfan4life
Rangersfan4life

Its ok they have Pouliot and Pyatt reading to step in (What a Joke) its called next man up AND from Hartford not anymore scrubs


KreiOfTheTiger
KreiOfTheTiger

quite honestly i didnt even know he was playing this year.

sithlord
sithlord

Stop hurting your trade value Cally.

Debra Kay Levi
Debra Kay Levi

A KNEE SPRAIN - FOR GODS SAKES THAT SOUNDS VERY PAINFUL I THINK IT COULD BE WORSE THAN A BREAK!! I FEEL FOR HIM!! HIS FAMILY WILL BE ON IT FOR SURE!! & HIS FRIENDS & FELLOW RANGERS- WE ARE ALL HERE FOR YOU CLEVER!! PRAYERS START NOW - PLEASE HELP RYAN IN THIS INJURY QUICKLY & WITHOUT TOO MUCH PAIN & MAKE HIM STRONGER THAN HE HAS EVER BEEN BEFORE- HEAL THAT KNEE BACK TO NEW! 

PLEASE GOD!

Debra Kay Levi
Debra Kay Levi

please please please not again i just got home to hear this news!!! HOW??? GOD HELP HIM!

OMG - HE MUST HELP COACH NOW HE HAS NO CHOICE!!!!  

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

@savedoctor -if the Rangers sign Callahan long term, regardless of the amount per year. He will be the next Chris Drury for this team. Lets assume the Rangers sign Callahan for 5 years at $5.5m per. Guaranteed the Rangers buyout Callahan by the 3rd year of that contract. I like Callahans hard nose approach, but he is not a superstar in this league. 

TheGAGLine
TheGAGLine

I never got personal with anyone on Snyrangers....until now.

You are a complete arse. I hope someday someone shows you what an arse you are

sithlord
sithlord

@TheGAGLine


Which part of my statement is incorrect?  He is hurting his trade value, and given that he looks like he's on the downswing and his body has taken a lot of abuse in his career, the Rangers should be very careful about giving him the 7-8 year term he is looking for.  And if they are not going to re-sign him, they should absolutely be looking at moving him rather than letting him walk for nothing.  What's best for the team always comes before what's best for the individual player.  I'm sorry my accurate and honest assessment of the current team hurts your vagina so much.  Sack up and deal with it, its a comments section for opinions and discussion.  By going personal you become the complete arse you accuse me of being.