By Gregory Crawford---- TV, Print and Radio Basketball Analyst--- on twitter @wchoops @kcsportsmgmt @crawssportsbiz
NWAC Picks---- It is Tuesday and time to pick Crawford's NWAC Sports basketball coach and player of the week.
Coach of the week is Alison Crumb, head women's coach at Peninsula College. Coach Crumb has guided her team this year to a 15-5 overall record, including at present five straight wins and a 9-1 record in league, with their only loss to Bellevue, who is leading the Northern region at 10-0.
Player of the week honors go to Bellevue point guard Jalen Ward and what a week he had. In 2 games, he scored 50 points, had 11 rebounds, dished out 8 assists, committed only one turnover and helped keep his team undefeated in league play.
Congrats to Coach Crumb and Jalen Ward.
Dick Vitale----By now everyone knows that for the first time since 1979, Dick Vitale will not be calling the Duke-North Carolina game on ESPN tomorrow night.
Dick Vitale has a right to call his own shots on games, he has earned it. Vitale has made college basketball what it is today on TV. As matter of fact, he should be given an Emmy for lifetime achievement.
Yes, at times he can grate on you, but what person in the media, including myself does not from time to time.
What ESPN has done is wrong, too late to correct it, but at least it is never to late to say it is wrong.
NBA--- The league will start up again this Thursday. Do you miss it, or do you like the longest break the league has taken during the all-star break in its history.
It might be great for the players, but they make big money, they need to play. In my opinion this break has been way too long.
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