Friday, December 6, 2013

Jackson and Crawford Make Rare Pair

Posted By on Fri, Dec 6, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Chris Crawford

Senior guard Chris Crawford could well become the Memphis program's 49th member of the 1,000-point club Saturday when the Tigers host Northwestern State. The pride of Sheffield High School needs 13 points to join teammate Joe Jackson (and 23 other native Memphians) north of four figures on the school's scoring chart.

Joe Jackson

Crawford and Jackson will make a rare pair, indeed, as four-year teammates in the 1,000-point club. Only three other pairs of teammates played four years together as Tigers while surpassing 1,000 career points:

• Doom Haynes (1,479 points) and Bobby Parks (1,266) from 1980-81 thru 1983-84
• Andre Turner (1,442) and Baskerville Holmes (1,112) from 1982-83 thru 1985-86
• Robert Dozier (1,381) and Antonio Anderson (1,277) from 2005-06 thru 2008-09

Dwight Boyd and Vincent Askew played three seasons together (1984-85 thru 1986-87) and each scored 1,000 points, but Askew was off to the NBA for the 1987-88 season.

Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 1,545 points with the Tigers and joined the program the same year Dozier and Anderson did (2005). But CDR entered the NBA draft after his junior season (2007-08).

The most famous pair of teammates in Memphis Tiger history — Larry Finch and Ronnie Robinson — are each members of the 1,000-point club, of course, but freshmen were not eligible when the Melrose duo enrolled in 1969. Considering they were teammates on the freshman team for the 1969-70 season, they make this list on a technicality.

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