Friar Basketball

Transfer Ed Croswell Commits to Providence

Ed Croswell La Salle University

For the second time in less than a week, Ed Cooley landed a sought-after transfer target. Six days after former Syracuse guard Brycen Goodine committed to PC, La Salle transfer Ed Croswell pledged to the Friars.

Croswell is a 6’8, 250 pound big man who is among the best rebounders in the country, specifically on the offensive glass where he ranked first in the country in offensive rebounding rate as a freshman (18.1%), and was third nationally as a sophomore prior to transferring this year. Croswell averaged 10 points and 7.3 rebounds in 21 minutes per night this past season at La Salle. He has two years of eligibility remaining, and if he can play next year he will help make up for the physicality of departing senior Kalif Young.

The best game of Croswell’s sophomore campaign came in a 77-76 overtime loss to a physical St. Louis team. He finished with 24 points and 18 rebounds on that night. He closed 2019-20 with seven double figure rebounding games, with 15 coming in an 18 point, 15 rebound effort versus Fairleigh Dickinson. In December’s 83-72 loss to Villanova, Croswell had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

He shot 60% from the field and 55% at the free throw line as a sophomore, and had a pair of 16 rebound games during his freshman campaign.

Upon announcing his transfer, Croswell heard from PC, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Nebraska, Texas A&M, SMU, New Mexico State, Boise State, Hofstra, Drexel, Rider, Old Dominion, and Toledo, according to ESPN’s Jeff Borzello.

Croswell is a Philadelphia native who attended St. Joseph’s.

Cooley and his staff continue to attack the transfer market aggressively, with two commitments this spring after landing Luwane Pipkins, Noah Horchler, and Jared Bynum last year. Providence has one scholarship open and could choose to add a point guard, or stand pat and carry it over into next season.

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Here are some nuggets from Twitter over the past two seasons on Croswell:

 

2 Comments

  1. John

    March 23, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Rarely, if ever, do highlight clips give you a sense of how well a player may fit with the team. However, this player looks impressive. His game reminds me of Tyrique Jones- Xavier.

  2. manuel m pacheco

    March 25, 2020 at 1:35 am

    please reset 20-21 line up as it stands now.