Naperville Central senior Drew Crawford established himself as a clutch performer last season, winning games with the clock ticking down and earning postseason honors such as The Sun's Player of the Year.
This summer he has been working the AAU circuit and adding the return addresses of Division I coaches to his mailbox. Chicagohoops.com recognized the progress over the weekend with its newest Top Illinois Class of 2009 Basketball Prospects list.
Crawford is No. 18 on the 35 player list. That's up from 29th on a similar list from May. He remains the only DuPage Valley Conference performer in the rankings and is the second-highest player from the western burbs behind Diamond Taylor of Bolingbrook.