In many people's minds, it was a no-brainer that Cremeens would
attend LCU after high school. However, he had called Clark to let
him know that he had decided not to attend LCU and would attend a
private college in west-central Illinois. Eight months later, Clark
received another call from Cremeens. This time, Cremeens called to
say that he was ready to transfer and continue his collegiate career
Clark is now employed by First Christian Church in Champaign but
remembers Cremeens well.
"With Brady's ability to stretch the floor on the offensive end,
you knew he was going to have an on-the-court impact right away,"
said Clark. "He was exactly the kind of player that we wanted to
recruit. He was serious about being involved in the environment of a
school like LCU, and it was a bonus that he loved to play
It turned out to be a great decision for both the program and
During Cremeens' playing career (2010-2013), the LCU men's
basketball team amassed an overall record of 42-38.
In his first season with the team, Cremeens helped lead the team
to a 21-win season and a regional tournament championship
appearance. Cremeens took on more responsibility in his senior year,
as captain and as the power behind LCU's offense. He responded
better than anyone could have expected.
This season, he set a LCU men's basketball record for 3-pointers
in a season with 132. The previous record-holder was Brian Dunaway,
who had 109 3-pointers in the 2003-2004 season.
Additionally, Cremeens broke the LCU all-time record for career
3-pointers. He broke that record midway through the year and
finished the 2012-13 season, his senior year, with a total of 319.
The previous record-holder was his former coach, Matt Clark, who
scored 275 3-pointers from 1998-2002.
Commenting on his record being broken by Cremeens, Clark said:
"It is well deserved, and I am honored to have been able to coach
him for one of his seasons at LCU. He was one of the best 3-point
shooters I have ever seen play and coached. He worked hard at what
he did on the basketball court, and more importantly, he was the
kind of person we wanted on our team and representing LCU."
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Cremeens has also set a new career free throw percentage of
84.71 at LCU by going 205-242 from the line. The previous
record-holder was Paul Lemay, who played from 1991-1995 and held
the record at 83.48 percent.
In the 2011-2012 season, Cremeens set the record for season free
throw percentage as he shot 92.5 percent from the line on 74 of 80.
The previous record-holder was Paul Lemay, who had hit 88.3 percent
of his free throws back in the 1994-1995 season.
In only three seasons of playing for LCU, Cremeens was able to
climb the charts on career scoring for the program and currently
sits at No. 13 on the all-time scoring list with 1,442 points. As
this basketball season ends, he ranks No. 5 in scoring in the nation
for the National Christian College Athletic Association Division II,
averaging 22.7 points per game.
With his collegiate basketball career now over, Cremeens will be
finishing up his communications degree with classes at the
University at Illinois Springfield. He hopes to pursue a career in
the world of politics. He has interned with political consulting
firms in the past and will be pursuing that work again this summer.
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