The Lakers select Joe Crawford
Not Joey Crawford the ref (although that could be hella advantageous), but a guard out of the University of Kentucky, who sported 17.9/3.6/2.1 numbers during his senior season. I'm not much on lying to our loyal readers, meaning I won't pretend to know a ton about Crawford. If anyone can put me in touch with Ashley Judd, that would be a huge help. But in the meantime, as I try to learn more of the lad's game, I can provide y'all with a few scouting/pundit takes.
ESPN's Chad Ford
The official statement from the Lakers is below.
LAKERS SELECT KENTUCKY GUARD JOE CRAWFORD WITH 58TH PICK IN 2008 NBA DRAFT EL SEGUNDO – The Lakers selected 6’5” guard Joe Crawford with the 58th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, it was announced today. Crawford, a 22- year-old native of Detroit, Michigan, played four seasons at the University of Kentucky, averaging 11.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 127 games (76 starts). As a senior, Crawford ranked fourth in the SEC in scoring with a team-high 17.9 points per game, scoring 20-plus points 13 times while topping 30 points on three occasions. Earning Second Team All-SEC honors from league coaches as a senior, Crawford finished his collegiate career as Kentucky’s 19th all-time leading scorer with 1,438 points while ranking seventh all-time in three-point field goals made (186).