Mineral Area College

Basketball Player Profile

    #33  Eric McCrary


     Belleville East High School (Swansea, IL)

     6’7”     Guard/Forward  


    Previous College: Southwestern Illinois College

Parents Names:   Doug & Debbie McCrary

Major:  Education

Future Occupation:   Teacher/ Basketball Coach

Favorite Thing To Do:  Play basketball and lifting weights

Favorite Foods:   Chinese Food

Favorite Movie:   The Godfather

Favorite Song (Artists): Jay-Z

Role Model:   My Parents

Favorite Sports Star: Larry Bird

My Most Memorable Moment:   Making the game winning shot on senior night

Three Words That Best Describe Me:   Dedicated, Smart, Hardworking

2006 at Belleville East HS:

McCrary played for his father, Doug McCrary, at Belleville East (IL) High School, leading the team to a 21-9 record during his senior campaign (2006).  Eric averaged 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists, leading the team in all 3 categories, and setting a single season assist record.  He set the school career 3 point record, and was named All-Southwesten Conference (First Team), Illinois All-State (Honorable Mention), St. Louis Post-Dispatch All-Metro (Honorable Mention), Belleville News Democrat All-Area (First Team), and was named to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Team.  McCrary was named to several All-Tournament teams and helped lead the Lancers to a Illinois State Regional Championship, the Pattonville Tournament Championship, and the Collinsville Holiday Tournament Championship.  "Eric is a versatile swing player that can stretch the defense with his range, rebound with the big boys, and sees the floor very well as a passer," commented MAC Assistant Coach Chad Kish.