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Northwestern grad and son of NBA referee waits for call to go his way

Northwestern grad and son of NBA referee waits for call to go his way

Drew Crawford always did have a unique window into NBA life. The son of longtime NBA referee Danny Crawford, Drew Crawford was exposed at an early age to the professional atmosphere. He shot hoops with LeBron James the summer before James jumped from high school to the pros. Crawford himself is at the NBA's doorstep now. Close, though, can still be so far away. Undrafted out of Northwestern, the 2009 Naperville Central graduate was an invite to the Orlando Magic's training camp, then played last season for Orlando's Development League affiliate in Erie, Pa. He joined the Magic's Orlando summer league team earlier this month. Most recently, he played for Toronto in...

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