Jevon Crudup

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Jevon Crudup
Personal information
Born (1972-04-27) April 27, 1972 (age 49)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Career information
High schoolRaytown South
(Raytown, Missouri)
CollegeMissouri (1990–1994)
NBA draft1994 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
PositionForward
Career highlights and awards

Jevon Crudup (born April 27, 1972) is an American former professional basketball player and coach. After playing college basketball at the University of Missouri, Crudup was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 1994 NBA draft. During his senior year, Crudup helped lead Missouri to the Elite Eight, tying the school's deepest NCAA Tournament run ever. However, shortly after that season, Missouri discovered that Crudup had accepted thousands of dollars in inducements from a middleman working for agents hoping to sign Crudup if he was selected in the 1994 NBA Draft. Missouri didn't dispute that Crudup had received the payments, but contended that it didn't know about them. In 1996, the NCAA largely exonerated Missouri, but forced the Tigers to vacate their 1994 NCAA Tournament appearance.[1]

He coached at his alma mater, Raytown South High School, and in 2006, won a wrongful termination judgement in a discrimination lawsuit against the school after he was fired over a post-game incident.[2]

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