|G Jordan Crawford leaves IU basketball team|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 11 June 2008 12:10|
The 6-foot-4 Crawford started eight games as a freshman and averaged 9.7 points and 3.4 rebounds for the Hoosiers, whose roster has been depleted with transfers and dismissals since last spring's departure of former coach Kelvin Sampson.
Sampson, new coach Tom Crean and other Indiana officials are scheduled to appear at an NCAA infractions committee hearing in Seattle on Friday. The university already has imposed its own sanctions related to the allegations Sampson and his staff made improper telephone calls to recruits.
Crawford's departure was announced Wednesday in a one-sentence IU athletic department release, which read, ``Jordan Crawford and his family informed us today that he will not return to Indiana University.''
A telephone message seeking further comment was left by The Associated Press for IU sports information director J.D. Campbell.
A.J. Ratliff left the team during the season, and since then, Indiana also lost D.J. White, Mike White, Lance Stemler and Adam Ahlfeld through graduation, and Eric Gordon through early entry in the NBA draft. Also, Eli Holman decided to leave, and Crean either dismissed or refused to reinstate Brandon McGee, DeAndre Thomas, Armon Bassett and Jamarcus Ellis.
The only returning players still on the roster are forward Kyle Taber, who started four games and averaged 1.3 points, and walk-on guard Brett Finkelmeier, who totaled two points in 11 minutes all season.