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Jack McCracken

Jack "Jumping Jack" McCracken (June 15, 1912 – January 5, 1958) was an American basketball player in the 1930s and 1940s. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) players of all time and was officially named as the greatest player of all time by the AAU organization.

A native of Chickasha, Oklahoma, McCracken went to Classen High School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College (now Northwest Missouri State University) in Maryville, Missouri and played for coach Henry Iba, who had also coached him in high school. McCracken never turned professional.

After leaving Northwest Missouri State Teachers College, he went to Denver, Colorado, to play in the AAU.

External links

  • Jack "Jumping Jack" McCracken biography on hoophall.com
  • Jack McCracken at Find a Grave


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