Tom Crean’s son drafted by the Chicago White Sox


Riley Crean, son of former Indiana head coach Tom Crean, was drafted in the 35th round of the 2017 MLB Draft on Wednesday evening.

That would also make him the nephew of football coaches Jim and John Harbaugh.

Crean, a 6-foot-3 righthanded pitcher from Bloomington North High School, was the 1,047 overall selection. According to scouting reports, Crean’s fastball tops out at 87 MPH.

Crean had committed to Indiana but that was before his father was relieved of his head coaching duties in March following nine seasons with the Hoosiers. That appeared to play a role in Crean deciding to do a postgraduate year at IMG Academy in Florida in lieu of enrolling in college, according to Mike Miller of the Herald Times.

Four rounds later, with the 1167th overall pick in the draft, the White Sox selected Chane King, son of the longtime television and radio host Larry King.