Joe Crispin

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Joe Crispin
Personal information
Born (1979-07-18) July 18, 1979 (age 35)
Pitman, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Pitman (Pitman, New Jersey)
College Penn State (1997–2001)
Pro career 2001–present
Position Point guard
Career history
2001 Los Angeles Lakers
2001 Southern California Surf (ABA)
2002 Phoenix Suns
2002 Gary Steelheads (CBA)
2002–2003 Rockford Lightning (CBA)
2003 AEK Athens (Greece)
2003–2004 Kansas City Knights (ABA)
2004 Pennsylvania ValleyDawgs (USBL)
2004–2005 Kansas City Knights (ABA)
2005 Anwil Wloclawek (Poland)
2005–2006 Teramo (Italy)
2007 CAI Zaragoza (Spain)
2007–2009 Bandırma Banvit (Turkey)
2009–2010 Enel Brindisi (Italy)
2010–2011 Basket Barcellona (Italy)
2011–2012 Azovmash Mariupol (Ukraine)
Career highlights and awards
  • ABA MVP 2004
  • ABA All-Star 2005

Joseph (Joe) Steven Crispin (born (1979-07-18)July 18, 1979 in Pitman, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player, formerly for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA. The 6'0", 185 lb point guard played college basketball at Pennsylvania State University alongside his brother, Jon.[1] He was part of the 2001 Penn State team that upset the national powerhouse North Carolina Tar Heels in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

Crispin split the 2001-02 NBA season with the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns. He also signed with the Miami Heat in 2003[2] but was waived before the 2003-04 season began.[3][4]

Crispin has also played in the ABA, CBA, USBL, with Anwil Włocławek of the Polish Basketball League,[5] with Teramo in Italy,[6] and with Banvit of the Turkish Basketball League.[7] He signed with Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto in Italy for the 2010-11 season. The next season, he joined Azovmash Mariupol in Ukraine.[8]

He and his wife have been residents of Glassboro, New Jersey.[9]


  1. ^ Penn State at Kentucky - November 25, 2000, by Stephen John; Kentucky Sports Report
  2. ^ Heat sign Ike Austin and Joe Crispin, Sept. 29, 2003
  3. ^ HEAT Request Waivers on Joe Crispin, Oct. 14, 2003
  4. ^
  5. ^ - Basketball News - Joe Crispin in Teramo
  6. ^ HoopsHype - NBA Players - Joseph Crispin
  7. ^ EuroBasket
  8. ^ Joe Crispin. Eurobasket.
  9. ^ Williams, Andre D. "Crispin hopes 'Dawgs are springboard back to NBA: The former PSU star will start in backcourt with Quincy Wadley.", The Morning Call, April 16, 2004. Accessed July 12, 2012. "Former Penn State guard Joe Crispin has a newborn girl and a new house in Glassboro, N.J., that he and his wife, Erin, are close to settling on."

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