Former Cat Joe Crawford helping Detroit Metro kids

Joe Crawford on right - photo by Ricardo Thomas | Detroit News
on right – photo by Ricardo Thomas | Detroit News

The first time the Crawford brothers saw an 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 (

The plan is for the brothers, as well as some players, to pass along their experiences on and off the court to the Metro Detroit kids.

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