The Crawford family has issued the following statement about Jordan leaving IU:
“We are proud that our son Jordan has been a part of the Indiana University basketball program, one with a long and storied tradition of academic and athletic excellence. In Jordan’s short career, he was able to show his desire to emulate these characteristics. However, due to unforeseen circumstances he has chosen to move in a new direction. He and our entire family wish Indiana University continued success.”
I spoke briefly with Sylvia Crawford, Jordan’s mother. She said it was a difficult decision for her son to make, and one that he has struggled with since the end of the season.
“We just wanted to make sure that, as the information got out about him leaving, the fans knew how much he appreciated their support,” she said.
Here is the only information I have on this story right now. It’s a quote from Indiana coach Tom Crean, given to me by a spokesman for the IU athletic department:
“Jordan Crawford and his family informed us today that he will not return to Indiana University.”
More to come.