BB&N’s Crawford Makes Pick
Buckingham Browne and Nichols School forward Ben Crawford is headed to St. Lawrence University next year according to Metro Boston program director Mo Vasquez.
The six-foot-three southpaw was one of the best pound-for-pound rebounders in all of the NEPSAC last year, averaging 16 points and 9 rebounds per game while leading BB&N to the semifinals of the Class A tournament and being named First Team All ISL and Third Team All New England Class A in the process.
After a summer spent competing on the AAU trail, first with the Boston Warriors and then with Metro Boston through the July evaluation period, Crawford is putting up even bigger numbers to start his senior season.
He opened the year with a 32 point showing against St. Mark’s and was averaging 22 points and 12 rebounds heading into the holiday break as he again has BB&N poised to play the role of spoiler this season in Class A.
While Crawford is undersized to play the interior, his physical strength, relentless motor, and ability to rebound the ball intrigued a variety of college coaches from both the division II and III levels.
Now, he’s decided on St. Lawrence, a highly competitive liberal arts school located in upstate New York that competes in the Liberty League along with programs like Vassar, Union, Hobart, RIT, Bard, and Skidmore.
Crawford should be expected to make an immediate impact at that level where he’ll quickly prove he is the exception to most rules about the size necessary to thrive inside.