The first time the Crawford brothers saw an NBA player in person was during a camp in Detroit. It was former Pistons forward Grant Hill. The boys were mesmerized. They knew they wanted to follow in his footsteps. It’s been a long time since those days, but both have achieved their dream — Jordan with the Celtics and Joe in Israel.
Now, they want to make sure other dreams in Detroit can be realized.
That’s why they’re thrilled to provide an opportunity — the International Hoops Expo that runs Thursday-Saturday at Renaissance High and the Joe Dumars Fieldhouse (internationalhoopsexpo.com).
The plan is for the brothers, as well as some NBA players, to pass along their experiences on and off the court to the Metro Detroit kids.