Xavier's Crawford to skip junior year

CINCINNATI -- Xavier's Jordan Crawford has decided to enter the NBA draft.

The Atlantic 10's leading scorer has hired agent Mark Bartelstein, the school announced Friday night. He had until May 8 to decide whether to return to Xavier for his junior season or make himself a candidate for the June 24 draft.

Crawford played one season at Indiana before transferring to Xavier and sitting out a season. In his only season with the Musketeers, he averaged 20.5 points and helped Xavier win a share of a fourth straight A-10 title.

He was at his best in the NCAA tournament, averaging 29 points in three games. He scored a career-high 32 points in a 101-96 double-overtime loss to Kansas State in the regional semifinals.