Northwestern's Crawford to play for Pelicans in Summer League

Northwestern's Crawford to play for Pelicans in Summer League
July 1, 2014, 1:30 pm
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Vinnie Duber

Drew Crawford's quest for an NBA gig got some good news Tuesday.

According to the Northwestern basketball team's Twitter account, Crawford will be suiting up for the New Orleans Pelicans in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

Crawford worked out with several teams leading up to the draft — chronicling many of the experiences on Twitter — but did not hear his name called on draft night. He will, though, get a chance with New Orleans, which already counts three shooting guards among the players on its roster.

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Crawford had a strong season last year for Northwestern, scoring 502 points en route to finishing a five-year college career as the school's second all-time leading scorer with 1,920 points, second only to John Shurna's 2,038. Last season, he averaged 15.7 points per game and 6.4 rebounds a game (top 10 in both categories in the Big Ten).

The ex-Wildcat has said during draft workouts that he hopes to use those strong rebounding numbers to show he's a guard that can do it all. Though the Pelicans seem to have the rounding pretty well covered. If Crawford were to make the team, he'd be playing alongside fellow Chicago native Anthony Davis.