Creal to St. Bonaventure, Mahorcis signs with Illinois State
Moberly Area Comm. College Men’s Basketball Players Eddie Creal and Dusan Mahorcic have signed NCAA Division I Letter of Intents for the 2021-22 school year. Creal signed with Atlantic 10 Conference member St. Bonaventure while Mahorcic inked with Illinois State University of the Missouri Valley Conference. Creal is a 6’4”, 210 lb. wing from Romeoville, Illinois who transferred to Moberly from Western Wyoming CC. Creal lead the Greyhounds in scoring this season at 15 ppg and also averaged 6 rebounds per contest while shooting 55% from the field. He had a season high of 32 points and was named both First Team All-Region 16 and First Team All-MCCAC.
Mahorcic, a 6’10” 225 lb. post who played his prep ball in the Chicago area, was a sophomore transfer from NCAA Division II Lewis University. He averaged 10 points, 6 rebounds and 2 block shots per game for MACC this season and was named Honorable Mention Region 16. He had a season high of 29 points and 15 rebounds while averaging 13 ppg and 8 rebounds during the second semester of play.
“I’m so pleased for Eddie and Dusan,” said Coach Patrick Smith, “As sophomore transfers, they were so essential to our team’s success this past season, just two tremendous competitors and quality people. Eddie was just so good on the boards and with the ball in his hands, just made so many big plays, always rising up to the moment. Dusan gave us the reall quality big man every team needs, was so versatile and just a tremendous teammate and unselfish in every way. My only two regrets are that I didn’t get to coach both of them for two seasons and unfortunately, after qualifying us to get there, did not get to play in the Nationals at Hutch. However, the best is yet to come and I’m so honored to have coached these two young men.”
Moberly finished 27-6 this past season while winning the Region 16 Tournament, champions of the Midwest District with a win over Highland, Co-MCCAC Champs, Co-Region 16 Regular Season Champs, #17 final NJCAA National Ranking and a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament.