Iona Gaels

Iona's Crawford On Way To Becoming Complete Player

Iona College sophomore forward E.J. Crawford can certainly put the ball in the basket and you can bet he’ll be looking to fill it up when Yale visits the Hynes Center for a nonleague contest Tuesday.

“Of course,” the 6-foot-6, 210-pound Hartford native said by phone after practice Monday. “I hear they have a good team.”

It will be an opportunity for the 4-4 Gaels, an NCAA Tournament team last year, to win their fourth straight after dropping four of their first five.

It will also be an opportunity and challenge for Crawford to continue his quest of becoming a more complete player.

“Defense and rebounding are two big things I need to work on, focus on,” Crawford...