EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE men's basketball Head Coach Lennox Forrester announced Thursday that point guard Cameron Craig (Coffeyville, Kan.) has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Cougars.
Craig, a 6-foot, 190-pound guard comes to SIUE after playing his first two years at Coffeyville Community College.
"We want to welcome Cam to our Cougar family," Forrester said. "He brings a very high basketball I.Q. and toughness to our team."
Craig led the Red Ravens with 123 assists (3.5 per game) as a sophomore. He also was the third leading scorer, averaging 9.6 points a game for the team which finished 32-3.
"He is a gifted passer and does a great job of making his teammates better," Forrester said. "Cam also is a very good scorer as well, scoring nearly 10 points per game."
The second team All-Jayhawk Conference selection was second on the team in free throw shooting. He connected on 74 percent (68 of 92) of his attempts. He also enjoyed a 34 percent success rate (51 of 150) from three-point range. Craig also was a second team National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region 6 selection for the Red Ravens, who finished 18-0 in conference play. Coffeyville lost in the second round of the NJCAA National Tournament.
"I feel like SIUE is a basketball program that is on the rise. It is a program I am excited to be a part of," Craig said. "It also is a place I feel I can strive academically as well as in basketball. I like the guys and think they have a solid group of players returning. I love the relationship that I have built with the coaching staff. They care about me as a person and not just a basketball player."
"Cam is a proven winner that played for one of the premier junior college programs in the nation," Forrester said. "Cam is an outstanding young man that will fit perfectly into the culture of our program."