Today, we look back at Blaine Crawford’s career at the University of Chicago…
Crawford, a 6-8 forward out of St. Paul, Minnesota, has played in 83 games over the last four years, starting 23 games as a senior. Averaging 7.5 points and 5.4 rebounds a matchup over his career, the big man had a tremendous 2016-17 season: in 28.5 minutes of play, Crawford averaged 15.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per contest.
This placed him second on the team in scoring, and first in rebounding.
He was named UAA Player of the Week on two separate occasions this year, also having been voted the UChicago Tournament’s Most Valuable Player. And most recently, Crawford was honored with making First Team All-UAA.
The senior posted a season-high 26 points on December 18 at Rhodes University, having also grabbed 9 rebounds. And on December 20, Crawford grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds at Illinois Wesleyan University, where he posted 15 points as well.
In fact, he recorded a double-double on 11 occasions this year.
Crawford’s season field-goal percentage (61.7 percent) is the second-highest in UChicago history, while also leading the UAA in said category and ranking No. 20 in NCAA Division III basketball period. He also comes in No. 8 in free throws in a season (103) and No. 9 in rebounds in a season (229).
In total, the forward finishes his career as a Maroon with a total of 621 points and 446 rebounds.
Upon graduation with a degree in Political Science, Crawford is going to work for Accenture, as a management consulting analyst. He also plans on attending law school, later on down the line.
Congratulations to Blaine Crawford on a four years to remember, as a University of Chicago Maroon! He will undoubtedly be missed by not just the team, but program as a whole. Only the best of luck to him, on his future endeavors.