Verstatility and Scoring added to 19-20 squad
The Moberly Area Comm. College Men’s Basketball Team has signed three players to NJCAA Letter-of-Intents for the 2019-20 school year. Joining the Greyhounds will be transfers Quinton Drayton and Eddie Creal along with 2019 High School grad Cortez Mosely. Drayton , a 6’5” wing, is from Bowie, Maryland and will be transferring to MACC from NCAA Division I Towson State. While at Bowie High School where he graduated in 2017, he averaged over 20 ppg his senior season while scoring over 1000 career points and making first Team All State while playing in the Capital All Star Classic. After redshirting his freshman season at Towson, Drayton averaged 4 ppg last season as a freshman with a season high of 21 points.
Eddie Creal will be transferring from Western Wyoming CC where he started and averaged 16.1 ppg, 7.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game. The 6’3” Creal played high school basketball at Romeoville (Ill.) High School where he scored 12.6 points per game, grabbed 6 rebounds per game for a 20-7 team while being named 1st Team ALL SPC Conference, 1st Team All Area and Chicago Sun Times First Team.
Mosely is a 6’5”, 190 lb. wing from Peoria, Illinois. As a senior this past season at Peoria Richwoods High School the explosive Mosely averaged 23 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals per game for a 15-12 squad. He was named First Team All Peoria and to the Illinois All State Team.
“We obviously lost quite a few really good players, especially with the loss of players such as Verge, Miller-Moore, Rucker and Small,” said Coach Pat Smith, “However, with the players we have returning and who we have signed fully expect our team to keep competing at the high level we have been achieving. One thing I really wanted to focus on in our recruiting was versatility, really good athletes and players who have great scoring potential. Drayton is a really good attacker off the dribble who also can shoot the “3”, has basically two years of Division I experience and can play multiple positions for us. Creal is a player we recruited a year ago but just glad we have him now with his driving ability and overall play. Mosely is so athletic, reminds me of Tyree White out of high school, and really good with the ball in his hands. I’ve always felt if we recruit enough guys who can score that the other areas are going to be fine as defending and rebounding will be non-negotiables in our system. These three players are the mid size athletes who are essential at the junior college level and we are so excited to add them to our squad.”
Smith stated that he expects to sign 3-4 more players this recruiting season to complete the squad. MACC finished 28-7 last season(4th straight season of 25 or more wins), went undefeated in Region 16(23 straight regular season region wins), was 10-0 in the MCCAC Conference(16 straight victories), captured their fourth straight Highland Invitational Tournament, was NJCAA Region 16 Tournament Champs, captured the NJCAA District IV Title by winning at Triton(broke 82 game winning streak) and made the NJCAA Sweet 16 at Hutchinson, Kansas.