Last updated: Sept. 17, 2019
Previous Rankings: 4-star #110 overall (0.9426) > #117 > #122 by 24/7 Composite; 3-star/89 (#23 C/#144 overall) > #136 overall by 24/7; NR (C) by Rivals; NR by ESPN
Rankings at time of commitment: 3-star (0.9075, #23 C/#169 overall/#6 MN) by 247Sports Composite; 4-star by 24/7; 3-star by Rivals; NR by ESPN
Signed on November 13, 2019
Wisconsin welcomes five newcomers in 2020 Signing Class (UWBadgers.com)
Verbally committed on September 15, 2019
Minnesota center Steven Crowl commits to Badgers for 2020 (Wisconsin State Journal)
Crowl commits to Wisconsin (Badger247)
2020 center Steven Crowl commits to Badgers (B5Q)
Even though he’s approaching the magical 7-foot mark, Crowl moves well and his strong suit is his shooting touch. His coach at Eastview praises his footwork too. Wisconsin seemed like a great fit from the jump, given its track record with guys like Jon Leuer, Jared Berggren, Frank Kaminsky, Ethan Happ and now Nate Reuvers. Crowl had plenty of eyes on him on the travel circuit after switching to the loaded D1 Minnesota squad, where one can easily become overshadowed. He scored with consistency for Eastview each of the last two seasons, finishing as the school’s all-time leading scorer (1,747 points) and rebounder (832).
Crowl excelled at Wisconsin Team Camp in June 2019, leading to speculation about a forthcoming offer. The offer came in July, as the Badgers looked to solidify their future front court. At the time, Crowl’s best offers were from Iowa, Northern Iowa and Colorado. Interest came from other programs in the Big Ten, as well as Oklahoma, Pittsburgh and Texas.
As expected, Minnesota followed Wisconsin immediately with an offer, but it was too late. Crowl planned to take an unofficial visit to Minnesota with his AAU teammates on Aug. 29 perhaps set up an official visit later. However, Wisconsin was the first school to schedule an official visit with Crowl for the weekend of Sept. 6. Soon after the successful visit, Crowl cancelled his other scheduled official visits to Colorado, Iowa and Northern Iowa. He committed to the Badgers, with Joe Krabbenhoft and Alando Tucker closing the deal with one last trip to the Twin Cities.
Crowl enjoyed a sensational senior season in which he out-dueled Dawson Garcia in a win over Prior Lake, and later wound up a finalist for Minnesota Mr. Basketball.
Offered on July 9, 2019
4/20: Wisconsin 2020 Signee Breakdown: Steven Crowl (AllBadgers.com)
9/17: Film analysis: basketball commit Steven Crowl (B5Q)
8/22: Top 100 Big Steven Crowl Sets Multiple Visit Dates (Gopher Illustrated)
7/12: Iowa Hawkeyes coaches hoping to lure Minnesota big man Steven Crowl in for visit (Hawk Central)
5/21: Iowa Hawkeyes Offer 2020 Four-Star Center Steven Crowl (BT Powerhouse)
5/9: Power Five offers piling up for Minnesota prep hoop standouts playing this weekend (Star Tribune)
2020 Player Rankings (Minnesota) (Fresh Coast Hoops)
10/25: Prospect Intro: Steven Crowl (2020) (Prep Hoops)
News Feature: Eastview boys hoops has state title in its sights - KSTP/ABC 5 (2.17.20)
Highlights: Skilled Forwards Dawson Garcia And Steven Crowl Face Off (1.21.20)
Game: Eastview 86, Chaska 72 (12.5.19)
Highlights: Steven Crowl (12.1.19)
Highlights: Wisconsin Team Camp: Steven Crowl (6.18.19)
Highlights: Steven Crowl 2020 D1 Minnesota Post Highlights (5.20.19)
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