Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Top 20 Departing: #20 Justin Crogsile

I am counting down the top 20 players that are departing the Big Sky via graduation, transfer, or any other way.

Justin Crogsile left Eastern Washington for personal reasons in midseason after playing just 12 games for the Eagles, but he had a big hand in everything they did while he was there. He averaged 36 minutes per game in his 12 games.

He also led the team in scoring with almost 15 points per game, going along with 5.9 rebounds and 5.5 assists. He played a lot of minutes, but he also put up a lot of minutes.

Scoring-wise, he was mostly a long-range bomber. He attemped over eight threes per game, shooting 36% from them. That is not a bad percentage, but not great for someone shooting that much. Then again, on far less two-pointers (he took over 40 more threes than twos), he shot the same 36%.

He was a solid passer, and had a good 32.9% ARate, a mark that would have put him second in the Big Sky over the course of the season. This compared to a 21.2% TO Rate, which was a too-high 3.4 turnovers per game.

After sitting out a year after transferring from St. Joe's, I think it is safe to assume that the coaching staff thought and hoped that they would get a full two years out of Crogsile. They didn't, as things just didn't work out. With the big numbers that he put up, it would have been fun to see how Crogsile would have grown and developed, and what type of numbers he would have put up in his last year. Even without it, he ranks #20 on my list of the top players departing the Big Sky.

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