He has one BAD habit that he has to overcome. He continuously brings the ball down after he catches it. I don't see anything in that video that makes me think he is any different than the big men we already have. However, after a season at prep school and good college coaching, he may emerge as a really good player.
And for all those who believe DE played the 3 these past few years, I believe he is only 6'4". Jordair Jett sometimes played the 3, was quite effective and is not 6'5". A long list of guys who played the 3 (and were effective at the 3) could be listed but I don't list more names in that my comments could be deemed additional and unfair comparisons!!
In short, this has become a stupid thread. Crawford is extremely athletic and not too short to play the 3. And aside from those with agendas, the comparisons to Highmark were quite clear, were limited to height and athletic ability, were not made to demean a Billiken HOF'er and do not place unfair pressure upon Crawford. Relax everyone.
I think Crawford will be in the rotation but mostly as a shooter off the bench. Too short to play the 3, ball handling and defense questionable, but good shooter and shot creator for short spurts. An asset but hope he is not a starter.
How do you know his ball handling and defense is questionable this season? If he is the gym rat his coach says he is I would think he has been working on those shortcomings during the off season.