Moeller hoops' McCracken commits

Posted at 4:07 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 16:18:31-05

CINCINNATI -- Moeller senior forward Sam McCracken committed to play basketball at Austin Peay today, according to Moeller coach Carl Kremer.

He was offered Tuesday night and committed on the spot. He took an unofficial visit last week.

"I am very happy for Sam," Kremer said this afternoon.

McCracken, who is 6 feet 7, averages 8.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 blocks for the Crusaders.

McCracken had 10 points on 5 of 7 from the field in Moeller’s 43-41 win over visiting La Salle last week. His steal near midcourt and ensuing dunk tied the game at 41 with 49 seconds remaining.

Moeller’s win gave the Crusaders a share of the GCL South title with Elder and La Salle.

Kremer said McCracken has been playing well down the stretch.

“He is a kid that is a late bloomer,” Moeller coach Carl Kremer told after the game Feb. 12. “He is going to be an outstanding college basketball player. He just has a ton of physical talent. I thought he changed so many shots at the rim (tonight).”

McCracken had a season-high 22 points and 13 rebounds in a 48-43 loss to Elder Feb. 5.

Moeller (19-3), ranked No. 5 in the season's final Associated Press state poll, plays Sycamore (5-17) in a Division I sectional quarterfinal at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton.