Crescent’s Moon signs to play basketball at OC

Crescent’s Moon signs to play basketball at OC

CRESCENT, Okla. (Nov. 14, 2012) – Oklahoma Christian will be looking next season to fill a hole after the graduation of center Will Reinke, and coach Dan Hays thinks he’s found a potential successor for his All-America post player.

On Wednesday, the first day of the NCAA signing period, 6-foot-11 John Moon of Crescent High School signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Eagles. He was the second recruit in any sport to sign with OC since the university began the NCAA Division II membership process in September.

“We are very excited about John becoming an Eagle,” Hays said. “He is the big man we need to be our Will Reinke of the future. John is an excellent student and citizen who will have a great career on and off the floor at OC.”

Moon averaged 16.2 points and 13.2 rebounds per game while shooting 56.5 percent from the field for Crescent, which plays in Class 2A. He earned player of the week honors from The Oklahoman last February after scoring 55 points and adding 44 rebounds and nine blocked shots in wins over Dover and Morrison.

He later received honorable mention on the newspaper’s Little All-City and All-State teams.

Moon is the son of Gerald and Melisia Moon. He was one of two players to sign with OC on Wednesday, joining Zach Norris, a 6-foot-4 guard from Coweta.