Crawford scores 27 points to earn tournament MVP honors.
2011-12: Connected on a pair of free throw attempts with an assist and a steal in season-opening win vs. UTPA (11/13) ... Scored a career-best 21 points, connecting on 8-of-11 field goal attemps, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, to go along with six rebounds in a win over Mississippi Valley State (12/2) ... Grabbed three rebounds and handed out an assist in a win over Iowa (2/9) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2010-11: Scored three points in season-opening win at Northern Illinois (11/12) ... Posted two points and had a blocked shot in a victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (11/19) ... Connected on a pair of free throws and dished out an assist in a win over American (12/16)...Tallied eight points at No. 20 Illinois (1/6)...Notched a career-best nine points, three rebounds and four steals in a victory over SIU Edwardsville (1/20) ... Contributed seven points in 11 minutes of action in a victory over Minnesota in the Big Ten tournament (3/10) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2009-10: Appeared in 20 games off the bench ... Nailed first career 3-pointer against North Carolina A&T (12/13) ... Knocked down a pair of free throws in a win over Michigan (2/2) ... Notched career bests with 5 points and 10 minutes played at Penn State (2/28) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2008-09: Came off the bench to appear in eight games ... Scored first career points on first field goal attempt vs. Central Arkansas (11/16) ... Connected on a pair of free throw attempts at Wisconsin (1/7).
High School: Posted averages of 19.9 points, 7.2 rebounds 3.2 assists and 2.5 steals per game as a senior and 21.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.2 steals per game as a junior ... School's second all-time leading scorer with 1,849 career points ... Named to the Associated Press Class 4A all-state first team as a senior and second team as a junior ... First-team all-state selection of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association as a senior and junior and a third-team pick sophomore year ... Four-time All-Western Sun Conference pick, leading Batavia to three conference titles ... Chicago Sun-Times three-time all-area selection, including 4A first-team all-state senior year ... All-state pick of the Chicago Tribune as a junior and senior ... Four-time all-area selection of the Daily Herald, including two-time captain of the squad ... Three-time Player of the Year pick of the Geneva Republican ... Four-year letterwinner ... High honor roll student.
Personal: Born Nicholas Kenneth Fruendt ... Son of Joel and Suzanne Fruendt ... Father played collegiate basketball at Illinois Wesleyan ... Attended same high school as NBA great Dan Issel ... Chose Northwestern over Bradley, DePaul, Southern Illinois, Dayton, Wisconsin and Xavier ... Major is economics.