Chris Crawford (born September 30, 1992) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for the University of Memphis.

College career

Crawford played four years of college basketball for the Memphis Tigers. After two irregular initial seasons, he had a breakout season as a junior in 2012–13, posting career highs in points, rebounds, three-point field goals made (71), and three-point percentage (39.9), and earning Conference USA Sixth Man of the Year honors. [2]

Professional career

After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Crawford joined the Houston Rockets for the 2014 NBA Summer League. [3] On September 28, 2014, he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers. [4] However, he was later waived by the Cavaliers on October 19 after appearing in five preseason games. [5] On November 2, he was acquired by the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Cavaliers. [6] In his rookie season, Crawford helped the Charge record a franchise-best 31 wins. He went on to help his team win their first round playoff match-up against the Sioux Falls Skyforce 2–1, making it through to the semi-finals where they lost to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants 2–0. [7] In 54 games for the Charge in 2014–15, Crawford averaged 8.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.0 steals per game. [8]

On July 28, 2015, Crawford signed with SPO Rouen Basket of France for the 2015–16 LNB Pro A season. [9] On January 4, 2016, he was released by Rouen. [10] In 14 games for the club, he averaged 5.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. [2]

On February 24, 2016, Crawford was reacquired by the Canton Charge. [2] He made his season debut that night in a 119–109 win over the Grand Rapids Drive, recording 11 points, two rebounds and nine assists in 26 minutes. [2]

On September 23, 2016, Crawford signed with the Memphis Grizzlies. [2] However, he was later waived by the Grizzlies on October 20 after appearing in four preseason games. [2] On November 1, he was reacquired by the Canton Charge. [2] Ten days later, he was waived by the Canton Charge. [2] On November 28, he was acquired by the Iowa Energy, [2] but was waived on December 12 [2] after averaging 7.3 points, 1.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists in three games. [2]