CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State head coach Wayne Tinkle and his staff announced Thursday the addition of DaJohn Craig, who will join the team as a freshman out of Lawrence Central High School in Indiana.Craig, a native of Indianapolis, Ind., is a 6-foot-1 guard.
“We’re thrilled to be adding DaJohn to our program,” Tinkle said. “He’s an explosive guard with a combination of skill, athleticism and toughness. He comes from a great family and basketball program in Indianapolis, and we can’t wait to get him here and get to work.”
Craig was a prolific scorer during his high school career, averaging 18.1 points, six rebounds and four assists per game his senior season at Lawrence Central. He was an Indiana Basketball Coaches Association All-State Honorable Mention in 2022-23, and led his team to the state tournament.
In his junior season, the guard averaged 14.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per contest. He was ranked among the top-50 players in the state heading into his senior season. Craig also earned the Indiana High School Sports Courage Award for “greatness and strength that goes above and beyond the court”.
“I chose Oregon State because of the family atmosphere, and because the coaches believe 100 percent in my abilities and who I am as a person,” Craig said. “I immediately felt the love they have for me when I walked on campus. From the staff to the counselors and trainers, everyone is so welcoming I knew this was the place for me.”
Craig is slated to join Gavin Marrs, Thomas Ndong, Nate Meithof, Josiah Lake II and Grey Garrison as newcomers on the Oregon State squad next season.