Jack Krieger (bottom middle) will join the Cougar roster in 2011-12
Jack Krieger (bottom middle) will join the Cougar roster in 2011-12
Men's Basketball - Thu, Feb. 17, 2011

CHICAGO - Jack Krieger, a 6-3 senior guard/forward at Plainfield North High School in Plainfield, Ill., has signed a letter of intent to continue both his athletic and academic career at Saint Xavier University as a member of the Cougar men's basketball team. Krieger, who averaged 22.0 points and 10.0 rebounds a game for the Tigers as a junior, is currently wrapping up his prep career at Plainfield North under coach Nick DiForti this season and will join the Cougars as a freshman for the 2011-12 campaign.

"I am very excited about Jack's decision to attend Saint Xavier University," said SXU head men's basketball coach Tom O'Malley. "He is an excellent three-point shooter and an all-around quality person. I think he will have a great college career in a Cougar uniform."

Krieger is the son of Matt and Lori Krieger of Plainfield. He plans to pursue a degree in biology when he joins SXU for the 2011-12 academic year. Krieger earned plenty of honors during his junior season with both all-conference and all-area recognition in addition to being named to three different all-tournament teams (Pontiac, Joliet West and Plainfield North). He is also a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society.

Saint Xavier University has a rich tradition of men's basketball with the team averaging over 24 wins a season and making nine trips to the NAIA National Tournament during O'Malley's 14-year tenure. The Cougars have also captured four of the last 13 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) titles.