UCLA-- Appeared in 23 games last season, started once (Duke, season-high 22 minutes) and averaged 8.4 minutes a contest ... During the off-season, Crispin had foot surgery (left big toe) to repair an old injury ...Sat out the 2001-02 season (NCAA transfer regulations after transferring from Penn State) ... A mainstay for Penn State from 1999-2001, Crispin, along with his brother Joe, helped lead the Nittany Lions to the 2001 NCAA "Sweet 16" ... He's the second UCLA player to transfer from Penn State in the last several years (Ryan Bailey came to UCLA from Penn State after the 1996-97 season).
2002-03 -- In 23 games (one start), he averaged 8.4 minutes and 2.3 points ... He shot 38.1 from the field, 37.9 from three-point range (second on the team) and 90.0 from the foul line ... Season-bests of 11 points vs. Long Beach State, including a season-high three, three-pointers and 22 minutes vs. Duke (his only start of last season). Honors - Lindy's No. 3 College Transfer in the U. S.
2001-02-- After transferring from Penn State, Crispin sat out the 2001-02 season.
Penn State (1999-01)-- As a sophomore (2000-01), Crispin started 31 of 33 games, averaging 27.8 minutes, 7.2 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.1 steals and shot 39.5 from the field, 35.6 (42-118) from three-point range and 73.7 from the foul line ... Was a key perimeter player in Penn State's run to the NCAA "Sweet 16", with wins over Providence and North Carolina and a loss to Temple in the South Regional semifinals ... Scored a career-high 26 points in the Nittany Lions' 73-68 upset at Kentucky on Nov. 25, 2000 in the Wildcats' home opener ...As a sophomore, Crispin helped lead Penn State to a 21-12 overall record ... Despite suffering a foot stress fracture as a freshman in Feb. 2000 (missed four games), Crispin still scored in double figures 14 times in 1999-00, averaging 9.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals and shooting 40.7 from the field, a team-best 37.6 (68-181) from three-point range and 75.0 from the foul line ... Started 52 games over a two-year Penn State career, averaging 8.2 points and 36.8 on three-point attempts, including 37.6 as a freshman.
High School-- A superb all-around athlete at Pitman, NJ HS, Crispin lettered twice in baseball, three times in football and all four years in basketball ... As a senior in basketball, he earned an All-Group All-State second-team honor and for three straight years he earned Group I All-State honors ... During his prep basketball career, Crispin led the Panthers to two conference titles, two South Jersey crowns and two Group I NJ State Championships ... Also two-time All-Conference in football and All-Conference in baseball.
Personal-- Full name: Jonathan Scott Crispin ... Parents: Steven and Susan Crispin ... Born: Jan. 19, 1981 ... A brother, Joe and two sisters ... Father played football at Villanova and grandfather Cliff was a two-sport athlete at Temple (1957-59) and played in the Final Four in 1958 ... Brother Joe signed in Summer 2001 with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent, spent most of the 2001-02 NBA season with the Phoenix Suns, spent some time with the Golden State Warriors in 2002-03 campaign and this fall will tryout with the Miami Heat ... History major.
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