East Liverpool, OH (WYTV) – East Liverpool’s Owen Crawford is a standout on and off the basketball court. The senior averages a double-double for the Potters while helping them to 16 wins this season. He’s also a leader and volunteer in the classroom and community.
“I love basketball because the physicality of the game,” said Crawford. “I don’t love football or anything like that because it’s too physical. Basketball’s just the right amount. I mean, how can you not love basketball? It’s just the best game in the world I think.”
Owen Crawford has been playing basketball since he was five years old, and his passion for the game is evident as a captain for the Potters this season. He currently averages 14 points and 10 rebounds.
“I get a lot of dirty points, a lot of scrapping points,” he said. “I like to get offensive rebounds, that’s probably one of my strong points is rebounding. I like to drive a lot [to the basket]…I love driving.”
Owen also loves giving back, and has volunteered his time to numerous clubs and camps in the community.
“I love helping people man. My dad is the leader of Team Mojo Foundation (creates opportunities for underprivileged youth) So he’s kind of leading me toward that to help people.”
Owen has taken that direction to set an example of his own. He currently leads his class with a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the National Honor’s Society.
“It just takes dedication,” he said. “My parents don’t really force me but they push me to do well, so I just take that upon myself to try to do the best I can.”
Owen plans to continue his success at Kent State and major in Zoology, but for now he’s just living in the moment.
“I knew I had an opportunity this year to play with all my friends,” said Crawford. “We’re all such a close group of friends. We’ve been playing together since sixth grade…so we finally got the opportunity and we’ve taken advantage of it.”