Scouting report on 2015 recruit Bryant Crawford

Lintao Zhang

An in-depth look at one of 2015's top point guards and Washington, D.C. native Bryant Crawford.

Bryant Crawford, a point guard from the 2015 recruiting class hailing from Washington, D.C., struggled on the first day of the NBPA Top 100 Camp. Since then however, he has seen his play steadily improve. On Thursday, the 6-foot-2 guard had a breakout performance amounting for 17 points, scoring on five of seven field goal attempts. He is considered to be one of the best point guards from his area, and those qualities have appeared during his time at the camp.

Crawford's willingness to be unselfish is one of the things that has stood out to me. He is very willing to share the ball with his teammates, even when his shots are not falling. Bryant is much more of a slasher than anything else, flashing off an impressive ability to get to the basket. The tempo of his play has usually been highly dependent on how he's playing -- good or bad, up-tempo or no tempo respectively. Finishing well in transition is also something that has stood out so far for the young point guard.

I also love how Crawford has been keeping his composure. Even though his shots were not falling on his first day, he still kept his head in the right place, and kept plodding away on the floor.

If there are two things Crawford needs to improve upon over the next year, it's his consistency, and in my opinion, his leadership skills. Crawford is not as vocal as I think he should be. He has been quiet, and tries to lead by example. But if he became more vocal, he could really put his imprint on the game.

Tonight should prove to be an interesting test for Crawford, and I will be keeping a sharp eye on him.


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