Janai Crooms


Player profile

  • Height 5-10
  • Year Sophomore
  • Hometown Cranston, R.I.
  • Last School St. Andrews H.S.

2019-20 (Sophomore)

  • Played in 32 games and made 10 starts
  • Came off the bench the last 2/3 of the season and really provided a spark
  • Averaged 6.8 ppg and was second on the team with 107 assists
  • Had 14 games with a positive assist-to-turnover ratio after just seven as a freshman
  • Rebounded well for a guard at 3.9 per game
  • Recorded the first two double-doubles of her career
  • Scored 10 points and dished-out a career-high 12 assists in the overtime win at Cincinnati on Nov. 13. Then had 11 points and 11 rebounds in the win at Kent State on Nov. 21
  • Had 10 games of 10 or more points
  • Poured in a season-high 16 points and registered her first game with zero turnovers against No. 19 Iowa on Jan. 23
  • Led the team at the Big Ten Tournament with 15 assists to go along with 8.8 ppg and a team-high 64 percent from the floor

2018-19 (Freshman)

  • Had a great freshman season, playing in all 29 games and making 19 starts
  • Was third on the team in scoring at 8.8 points per game and was second on the team with 64 assists
  • Scored in double figures 13 times including each of the final eight games
  • Had two 20-point games which included her season-high 27-point performance in leading the Buckeyes to the overtime comeback win at Penn State on Jan. 17. Was 12-of-15 from the floor and also had eight rebounds in that game
  • Shot 48 percent for the year from the floor and led the team in three-point shooting percentage at 46.5
  • Had 10 points, five rebounds, five assists and six steals in the win at No. 23 Rutgers (Feb. 14), becoming just the second true-freshman in the country since 2000 to notch those totals in a game
  • Led the team to a win on the road at Michigan State on Feb. 21 with 20 points on 7-of-8 shooting and seven rebounds

Prior to Ohio State

  • A four-star recruit ranked No. 36 in the 2018 class by Prospect Nation
  • Named to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Rhode Island Girls Basketball Team Player of the Year as a senior and was a two-time honoree
  • Averaged 12.3 points, 10.2 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game as a senior
  • A four-time New England All-Star