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2014 PG John Crosby Is One to Watch in July
by Brian Flinn, Future150 (8:40 AM CT, Fri June 7, 2013)
Crosby is a star both on and off the court
Crosby is a star both on and off the court
Brian Flinn
Brian Flinn:

Future150 Midwest Analyst. Covering Midwest high school basketball.

Philadelphia, PA (Future150) -- John Crosby has long been a sought after player. Last season he visited UNC after Rumble in the Bronx. While the Tar Heels ultimately garnered a commitment from Joel Berry, Crosby still has plenty of other suitors. 

As a 6-foot-3 point guard, Crosby can play either on or off the ball. He is equal parts floor general and scorer. His vision is above average and his basketball IQ is remarkably high, allowing him to make plays for his teammates that normal point guards might not be able to. 

With his AAU club, Team Melo, he has to take on more of the scoring responsibilities. Crosby can fill it up in a hurry with his ability to finish at the rim and an ever improving jumper. On the defensive end he causes turnovers with his length and activity. 

Because of his abilities and high IQ, John is being courted by a combination of high-major and high-academic programs. George Mason and Penn have made him a priority, while schools such as Pittsburgh, N.C. State, and Miami remain heavily involved. 

Crosby is looking for a school that has a great chemical engineering program, something that he's stated on multiple occasions in the past year. He is also looking for somewhere that he will be comfortable.

With all things considered, don't be surprised if he ends up at a smaller program and spurns the spotlight. Crosby is an incredibly bright kid who understands that he can use college to get ready for life after the ball stops bouncing. If he continues to develop and improve, his chemical engineering career could start later than expected.

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