Tech’s Crawford earns all-state honor

Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications

Louisiana Tech’s Isaiah Crawford was named All-Louisiana Honorable Mention for men’s basketball Thursday in an announcement made by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA).

Crawford, who was a Third Team All-Conference USA selection, came back from a second season-ending knee injury to make 32 starts at forward and lead LA Tech in several categories including points per game (13.7), rebounds per game(5.3), and steals per game (1.9).

The Fort Worth, Texas native was highly efficient at all three levels, shooting 49.5 percent from the field, 42.0 percent from beyond the arc, and 72.7 percent from the free throw line.

He posted 22 double-figure scoring games out of the 32 contests he played and started in. Seven of those eclipsed 20 points, including a season-high 25 points scored on the road at North Texas and at Florida Atlantic.

Defensively, Crawford’s 62 total steals tied for the fourth most in Conference USA and tied for the sixth most in a single season in program history.

Crawford, who was also an Honorable Mention All-Louisiana selection in 2021, ended up being the only player in CUSA to rank in the top 15 in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, and blocks during league play.

2022-23 LSWA All-Louisiana Men’s Basketball Teams

Player of the Year: Jordan Brown, F, UL-Lafayette

Newcomer of the Year: DeMarcus Sharp, Northwestern State

Freshman of the Year: Jalen Hampton, Northwestern State

Coach of the Year: Bob Marlin, UL-Lafayette

First Team
Jordan Brown, UL-Lafayette
DeMarcus Sharp, Northwestern State
Jalen Brooks, LSU-Shreveport
KJ Williams, LSU
Jalen Cook, Tulane

Second Team
Boogie Anderson, Southeastern
Caleb Huffman, Nicholls State
Jalen Galloway, Loyola
Cameron Christon, Grambling State
Ja’Monta Black, Northwestern State

Third Team
Jordan Johnson, New Orleans
Jaylen Forbes, Tulane
Xavier Reaves, Xavier
Seth Thomas, Centenary
Christian Shumate, McNeese State

Honorable Mention
Isaiah Crawford, Louisiana Tech
Kevin Cross, Tulane
Jalen Hampton, Northwestern State
Bailey Hardy, Louisiana Christian
Latrell Jones, Nicholls State
Greg Williams, Jr., UL-Lafayette