Elijah Crawford commits to BYU basketball

The 4 star point guard has committed to the Cougars and has signed his letter of intent.
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Elijah Crawford has committed to play for Kevin Young and the BYU Cougars. He was originally committed to attending school and playing at Stanford but flipped his commitment. Brandon Dunson, one of the new assistant coach hires made by Kevin Young helped recruit Crawford to Stanford. Dunson was integral in helping recruit Crawford to BYU. Crawford is the seventh highest rated recruit to ever commit to play for the Cougars.

Crawford is originally from Augusta Georgia and has played his high school ball in New Hampshire for Brewster Academy. He is 6-1 and weighs 175 pounds. He has a smooth jump shot and is very athletic. Based off his highlights he does most of his scoring coming off of screens often taking successful midrange shots. He is also deadly from 3.

Elijah recently spoke with with On3 where he said the following: “I ultimately chose BYU because it checks all my boxes. Coach Young is one of the greatest minds in the basketball world today, and I trust and believe that he will help me tremendously with my dream of becoming a pro. I also have a really strong relationship with Coach Dunson, who has never led me wrong and I know has my best interest. BYU is also a top 20 academic school, which is also an huge plus for me! Since day 1 I felt the tremendous love from Provo and the BYU fans! I’m excited to be apart of the Coug family!!! Go Cougars!!!”

According to Robby McCombs, Kansas and Florida were trying to get Crawford to go for a visit on each of their respective campuses but he only visited BYU. His commitment to the Cougars seems strong if he wouldn't even entertain offers from some very prestigious programs. The addition of Crawford greatly strengthens the BYU backcourt. He can come in and contribute right away but also can learn from the experience of Dallin Hall, Trey Stewart, Richie Saunders and the other BYU guards. I am looking forward to watching him learn and develop under Kevin Young and the rest of the BYU coaching staff.

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