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Former Council Bluffs Abe Lincoln basketball standout Crowl now helping Iowa baseball

Posted: 7:47 PM, May 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-22 21:18:48-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) Iowa sophomore shortstop Kyle Crowl is making somewhat of a homecoming this week at the Big Ten Baseball Tournament in Omaha. Crowl is from Council Bluffs and was a three sport standout at Abraham Lincoln High School. 

Crowl might be best known for his Iowa high school record 13 three pointers in a single game. 

But the former Lynx standout says he doesn't hoop it up as much now. 

"I kind of get around to it in the fall but we kind of have a 'no basketball' rule so I try to stay away so we don't get hurt for the season," said Crowl. 

But can Crowl still shoot it from downtown like he did in high school?

"I lost a little bit but yeah I can still shoot it from the outside a little bit," Crowl said. 

"He must have been a shooter because he can't jump very good," Iowa head baseball coach Rick Heller jokingly said. "I did know he was a good basketball player and tennis player too so yeah he's a  good athlete. That's why he's playing shortstop for us."

LOOK: Big Ten Baseball Tournament bracket

Iowa opens Big Ten tourney play Wednesday at 9 a.m. as the #3 seed against #6 seed Michigan. 

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