Ford lands first recruit at Bradley

Impact Academy senior guard Jalen Crawford signed his letter of intent to Bradley on Friday and became newly-named coach Geno Ford’s first Braves’ recruit.

Crawford, a 6-2 combo guard, averaged 20 points, seven rebounds and six assistant this past season at Impact Academy, a prep school in Las Vegas. He previously played at Oak Park High School in Michigan.

“Jalen will be a great addition to the Bradley Family,” Ford said in a statement. “He will be a good representative of our program in the classroom and on the floor. He is a versatile player who can shoot the ball and create for others.”

Crawford is the younger brother of Jordan and Joe Crawford. Jordan played at Indiana and Xavier and was drafted by the New Jersey Nets in 2010. Joe played at Kentucky and was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2008.

"Coach Ford is a great guy," Crawford said in a statement. “He's very enthusiastic, very determined. The word I want to use is 'live.’ He's really into the whole thing. He believes he can win and he can win quickly. It's always good to have a coach with that kind of confidence.”