Jack McCracken (2015)

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Jack McCracken began his basketball career at Classen High School in Oklahoma City under legendary coach Henry Iba. He led Classen to the state high school championship in 1929, and earned first team high school All-American honors his senior season. After high school, McCracken attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College. He earned NAIA All-American honors in 1930 and 1931, and led Northwest Missouri to 43 straight wins, including an undefeated season in 1929-1930. He left college prior to his senior year to work for Denver Safeway, and to play for the company’s AAU basketball team. He was an eight-time AAU All-American, and led Denver Safeway to three AAU Championships. McCracken was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1954 and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1962.