2011-12 Season Notes:BIG EAST Player of the Year ... Associated Press Second Team All-America ... John R. Wooden Award All-America Team ... All-BIG EAST First Team selection along with MU teammate Darius Johnson-Odom ... Selected as one of 15 finalists for the 2012 John R. Wooden Award ...NABC Coaches' All-American Third Team and NABC All-District 5 Second Team selection ... Named East All-Stars' Reese's Perfect Player after finishing with five rebounds and a game-high 25 points at the Reese's Division I College All-Star Game (Mar. 30) ... Tallied 14 points, six rebounds, four steals, two assists and a block in win over Mt. St. Mary's (Nov. 11) in season opener ... Collected his first double-double of the season vs. Norfolk State (Nov. 14) with game highs in points (25), rebounds (10) and steals (3) and added four assists ... Led team with 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field and seven rebounds vs. Mississippi (Nov. 20) ... Posted 14 points and 11 rebounds vs. Norfolk State (Nov. 21) in the championship game of the Paradise Jam ... Joined Darius Johnson-Odom on the Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team ... Matched career high with four 3-pointers while shooting 9-of-15 from the field to score a game-high 27 points vs. Jacksonville (Nov. 28) ... Scored 16 of his 18 points vs. Washington (Dec. 6) in the second half, including a 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds remaining to give MU a 79-77 come-from-behind win; also had a team-high six rebounds and a block in victory over Huskies ... Shot 7-of-12 from the field, including 4-of-6 from outside the arc, to lead MU with 21 points vs. Green Bay (Dec. 10) in addition to seven rebounds, three steals and a pair of blocks ... Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Dec. 12 ... Put together a 19-points, 11-rebound effort vs. Northern Colorado (Dec. 17) ... Led MU in scoring (22 points), rebounds (9) and steals (3) at LSU (Dec. 19) ... Attempted a career-high 14 free throw attempts while tallying his team-leading fourth double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds vs. Vanderbilt (Dec. 29); also added a team- and season-high four assists and a pair of steals against the Commodores ... Posted a season-high three blocked shots against Villanova (Jan. 1) ... Scored 17 points, led MU with eight rebounds and recorded five of the team's nine steals at Georgetown (Jan. 4) ... Contributed 15 points, seven rebounds and three steals at Syracuse (Jan. 7) ... Was 7-of-10 shooting from the field and finished with 15 points, nine rebounds and a game-high four steals vs. St. John's (Jan. 11) ... Scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half of MU's come-from-behind win vs. Pittsburgh (Jan. 14) ... Tallied his fifth double-double of the season vs. Louisville (Jan. 16) with 14 points and a team-high 11 rebounds to go along with a career-best six steals ... Scored 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field and added six rebounds and three assists in win at Providence (Jan. 21) ... Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Jan. 23) ... Contributed 15 points and matched his previous career high with six steals vs. USF (Jan. 24) ... Matched season highs in 3-point field goals made (4) and assists (4) at Villanova (Jan. 28) while adding 20 points and 11 rebounds for his his team-leading sixth double-double of the campaign ... Registered his third double-double in five games with a game-high 20 points and 12 rebounds in the come-from-behind win over Seton Hall (Jan. 31), including 13 points and eight boards in the second half ... Picked up 14 points, 11 rebounds and three steals at DePaul (Feb. 6) ... Scored 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the floor and 6-of-6 from the foul line vs. Cincinnati (Feb. 11) while adding six rebounds, four assists and three steals ... Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Feb. 13) ... Poured in a game-high 29 points at Connecticut (Feb. 18) matching his single-game career-best scoring mark, while knocking down four 3-pointers and grabbing 12 rebounds, tying a previous a season-high ... Tabbed BIG EAST Player of the Week (Feb. 20) ... Went 11-of-14 from the field and finished with a game-high 27 points vs. Rutgers (Feb. 22), while also leading MU in rebounds (7), assists (4), blocks (3) and steals (4) ... Played a career-high 40 minutes at West Virginia (Feb. 24), scoring 17 of his game-high 26 points in the second half ... Named BIG EAST Player of the Week for the second consecutive week (Feb. 24) ... Grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds for the third time this season and added 17 points at Cincinnati (Feb. 29) ... Garnered his 13th career double-double with a 26-point, 14-rebound effort vs. Georgetown (Mar. 3); was 10-of-12 from the charity stripe vs. the Hoyas to go along with a game-high five steals ... Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Mar. 5) ... Led MU with 12 rebounds vs. Louisville (Mar. 8) and also added 10 points and three steals ... Poured in a game-high 25 points on 10-of-20 shooting and pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds vs. BYU (Mar. 15) while matching a career high with four assists ... Became the 44th player in the history of the program to reach 1,000 points (and only the fifth to do it in just two seasons) ... Had a game-high three steals and two blocks vs. Murray State (Mar. 17) and posted 17 points and 13 rebounds for his 14th double-double of the season, including fifth consecutive ... Tallied 15 points, seven rebounds and three steals in the effort vs. Florida (Mar. 22)... Crowder's 88 steals on the season is the third-best single-season mark in program history, one steal shy of tying the MU single-season record.
2010-11 Season Notes: Had a solid MU debut with 11 points on five field goals and finished with seven rebounds, including a game-high four offensive boards, in season-opening win over Prairie View A&M (Nov. 12) ... Tallied his first double-double in his second game as a Golden Eagle, recording 10 points and 10 rebounds in a come-from-behind win over Bucknell (Nov. 14) ... Poured in 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting to lead MU in scoring vs. Green Bay (Nov. 17) and added a game-high nine rebounds ... Posted 15 points and five steals vs. Duke (Nov. 22) ... Had a game and career-high five steals vs. Gonzaga (Nov. 23) and was one of three MU players to score in double figures with 10 points ... Added nine points and six rebounds vs. Milwaukee (Nov. 27) ... Dished out three assists and pitched in 10 points, six rebounds and three steals vs. Longwood (Dec. 4) ... Posted 15 points and five rebounds vs. Texas A&M-CC (Dec. 7), and had a team-high two 3-pointers ... Earned his first career start at MU vs. Centenary (Dec. 18), finishing with eight points, six rebounds, two blocks and a pair of steals ... Posted 22 points vs. Mississippi Valley State (Dec. 21), including an impressive 12-point run during a stretch in a one minute, 19 seconds in the first half, and also notched a career-best three 3-pointers ... Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll (Dec. 27) ... Had 11 rebounds vs. Vanderbilt (Dec. 29) ... Paced MU with a game- and career-high 29 points vs. West Virginia (Jan. 1) ... Shot 12-of-14 from the field, including a perfect 7-of-7 in the second half, in the win over the Mountaineers, while adding five assists ... Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll (Jan. 3) for the second consecutive week ... Finished with a team-high seven rebounds and scored 15 points vs. Rutgers (Jan. 5) with three of his six field goals coming from behind the 3-point line ... Posted 10 points and seven rebounds vs. Pittsburgh (Jan. 8) ... Contributed 18 points, including a career-high four 3-pointers, in win vs. Notre Dame (Jan. 10) ... Had three blocks and six assists, while chipping in 18 points and nine boards vs. DePaul (Jan. 18) ... Posted 15 points and a team-best eight rebounds vs. Notre Dame (Jan. 22) ... Tallied 10 points and a team-high nine rebounds vs. Connecticut (Jan. 25) ... Led team in scoring with a 25-point effort vs. Syracuse (Jan. 29) ... Shot 5-of-6 from the field and 4-of-5 from beyond the arc, including a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch, to help MU rally for a 59-58 win vs. USF (Feb. 9), adding a team-high 14 points ... Posted a career-high four blocked shots vs. Georgetown (Feb. 13) and added seven rebounds and a pair of steals ... Chipped in 15 points, four assists, two steals and had a team-high nine rebounds vs. St. John's (Feb. 15) ... Scored 12 points and had a team-high nine rebounds vs. Seton Hall (Feb. 19) ... Posted 11 rebounds, including seven offensive boards, in the overtime win at Connecticut (Feb. 24) ... Pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds and added 12 points vs. Providence (Feb. 27) for his second double-double of the season ... Pitched in 10 points vs. Providence (Mar. 8) in first round of BIG EAST Championship ... Grabbed nine rebounds and three steals, both game highs, in come-from-behind win vs. West Virginia (Mar. 9) ... Scored 10 points vs. Louisville (Mar. 10) ... Added 10 points, including 4-of-6 shooting from the field vs. Xavier (Mar. 18) in the NCAA Second Round ... Scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and pulled down a team-high seven boards in MU's 66-62 win over Syracuse in the NCAA Third Round; was 7-of-8 from the foul line in the final stanza and also hit a clutch 3-pointer to tie the game at 59-59 with 2:25 remaining ... Posted 11 points, eight rebounds and a team-high three blocks vs. North Carolina (Mar. 25) in NCAA Regional Semifinal.
Junior College: 2009-10 NJCAA Player of the Year (voted on by the coaches association) and First Team All-America selection ... Helped Howard College to its first-ever national title in men's basketball ... Was named to the all-tournament team and chipped in 27 points and 12 rebounds in the 85-80 overtime victory against Three Rivers CC in the title matchup ... Howard was ranked second in the country and claimed the Region V title en route to its championship ... Finished among the league leaders in several categories ... Averaged 18.9 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.4 steals per game as a sophomore while shooting 46.0 percent from the field and 76.0 percent from the charity stripe ... Helped South Georgia Tech Junior College to its first-ever NJCAA national tournament appearance in 2008-09 ... Raiders finished 21-7 overall ... Tabbed the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association Player of the Year and garnered NJCAA Second Team All-America accolades ... Averaged 17.0 points and 10.3 rebounds per game in the state tournament ... Team posted a perfect 20-0 record on its home court.
High School: Helped Villa Rica High School in Georgia to an overall record of 17-9 under head coach James Robinson in 2007-08 ... Named the Times-Georgian Co-Player of the Year that season after posting season averages of 18.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game ... Also starred on the football team at Villa Rica as the team's starting quarterback.
Personal: Born July 6, 1990 in Villa Rica, Ga. ... Son of Helen Thompson and Corey Crowder ... Has seven brothers and sisters ... Majoring in Communication Studies.
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