Murray State Basketball: Guard Demarcus Croaker Picks Racers over Texas

Jon Hancock@@JonKYSportscoSenior Analyst IDecember 2, 2012

Picture via Orlandosentinel.com
Picture via Orlandosentinel.com

Demarcus Croaker, a 6'4" shooting guard from Orlando, Fla., committed to the Murray State Racers Sunday, according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com.

Croaker made his decision after visiting Murray State over the weekend.

“I love the school a lot,” Croaker told Daniels after his visit. “I really like the coaching staff. I just feel like it’s the right fit for me. I think I’ll be able to come in and take my game to the next level and better myself as a person.”

Croaker narrowed his list to Murray State, Florida State and Texas over the summer. He also had offers from Miami, Central Michigan, Virginia Tech and Marquette.

He is considered the 22nd-best shooting guard and the 91st-best player in the 2013 class by 247Sports.com.

ESPN.com (subscription required) says of the 4-star recruit:

Croaker is a very active small forward. He sprints the outside lane in transition where he is an above the rim finisher. He also attacks the basket with quick slashes and drives and finishes over, around or through defenders with either hand and excellent body control.

The versatile wing averaged 21 points, four rebounds and five assists as a junior at Jones High School last year. He has already continued his success his senior season, including scoring  27 points in a game last weekend.

Croaker joins 3-star point guard Cameron Payne and junior college transfer Jarvis Williams in the Racers' 2013 class.

Coach Steve Prohm is hoping Croaker can take the place of talented senior Isaiah Canaan as the Racers' leading scorer.

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