Another senior that has flown under the recruiting radar is 6’5 Troy Cracknell of Lake Norman Charter School. We have watched him countless times and each time we came away impressed. Last summer, Cracknell received an offer from Western Carolina. At the Charlotte Elite camp in 2016, we wrote the following, ““Troy Cracknell is an active and aggressive two way. He has the length/frame/athleticism and skill set that will easily translate at the next level. Troy has good range and proper shooting mechanics, which allows him to be a consistent shooter. We were impressed with his “feel for the game” and his overall versatility. At 6’5, Troy can play and guard multiple positions and definitely an intriguing D1 prospect to recruit. Along with the physical attribute, he has all the immeasurable intangibles that make him an attractive D1 player.”

This past season for Lake Norman Charter, he averaged 18.6 PPG, 7.5 RPG, and 3 APG and also sported an impressed 3.5 GPA in the classroom. For Troy Cracknell, he has always demonstrated a hard nose approach and relentless work ethic in the classroom and on the hardwood. Recently, at the David Rose Memorial Classic, he once again showcased an around skill set. Standing a lengthy 6’5, Cracknell exhibited his ability to knock down 3-pointers with consistency. He can score from all three levels and has good ball handling skills and court vision.

In addition to being one of the better offensive scoring threats for his size/position, we have always been equally impressed with his ability to defend multiple positions. He plays with a high motor and is definitely a high return low risk player. College coaches looking for a late addition should definitely check him out.