2005 Focus: Tommy Craddock

Tommy Craddock, a 6-8 JR PF from Everett (Wash.) Mariner, has a chance to develop into one of the better post prospects in the west...

Tommy Craddock, 6-8 JR PF Everett (Wash.) Mariner, didn't get a lot of attention this past summer, as he played on a Friends of Hoop team that had thirteen players. But with a nice frame, good feet and hands, he has a chance to become a very solid post player.

We spoke with Craddock yesterday and asked him about the schools that have been showing him attention to date.

"Oregon, Washington and San Diego -- those are the main ones," said Craddock.

When asked if he could pick three programs that he'd like to be recruited by, Craddock replied, "Stanford -- that would be pretty cool. USC and Arizona also."

Craddock also plays wide receiver in football and he said he's received a few letters from schools for football. At 6-8 and 215 pounds, he's a pretty nice target.

We asked Craddock about the factors he'll consider when making his choice.

"If the school has the classes that I want, and how I get along with the coaches and players," said Craddock. "I'd like to stay on the West Coast."

Craddock said playing time won't be a major consideration. "It would be nice to play right away," said Craddock. "But I wouldn't mind waiting."

Craddock said he didn't have a favorite college basketball team when he was growing up. "I was more into baseball," said Craddock.

It's possible Craddock could make an early decision. "The quicker the better," said Craddock.

Craddock told us that he a 2.5 GPA overall, but he's doing better this year. He'll take the SAT on January 16th.

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