Chris Crawford Signs to University of Arkansas Fort Smith

WARNER –NCAA Division II national letter-of-intent to play next fall at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith, announced CSC head coach Bill Muse.

Crawford, a 6-foot-3 guard from Broken Arrow, Okla., helped guide the Cowboys to the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference regular-season title, the NJCAA Region II Tournament title and a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament.

“Chris will instantly make an impact with our program. He was instrumental in Connors State’s run to the National Junior College Tournament,”UAFS head coach Josh Newman said.

 “His size, speed, quickness and play-making ability in the open court will be exciting to watch. Chris allows us to continue to play our up-tempo offensive style, and last year, he proved to be one of the best passers in all of junior college.”

Crawford averaged 14 points, seven assists and four rebounds per game this past season for the Cowboys, who finished 27-7 overall. He was named First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-Region and was named to the All-Region Tournament Team. He led the region in assists and was fifth in the nation in assists.

He originally signed with NCAA Division I Oral Roberts following a stellar prep career at Victory Christian High School, but he transferred after one semester to Connors State.

At Victory Christian, Crawford averaged 21.6 points per game during his senior season. He helped lead the Conquerors to four-consecutive state tournament appearances. He was named First Team Tulsa World All-Metro and Second Team All-State and was the MVP of the Tournament of Champions. He is third all-time in scoring and first in steals in assists.