Place of birth
203cm / 94kg
Date of birth
(1994-08-22) 22 August 1994 (age 21)
#46, 2013 Rookie Draft, Fremantle
Australian rules footballer
Sydney University Australian National Football Club
Craig Moller (born 22 August 1994) is an Australian professional basketball player and former professional Australian rules footballer. He played football and basketball at both Lucas Heights Community School and Sydney Boys High School. He spent three years in the Australian Football League (AFL) with the Fremantle Football Club, before changing codes in 2016 and joining the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League (NBL). In April 2017, he joined Melbourne United on a three-year deal.
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As a junior, Moller played football for the Cronulla Sharks Junior Australian Football Club and was part of basketball's national junior development program and considered a future NBL player capable of representing Australia. At age 14, the Fremantle Football Club began developing Moller via the New South Wales AFL Scholarship Scheme. Joining Fremantle on a three-year scholarship, Moller travelled to Fremantle twice a year and went on three training trips to Melbourne. At the under-16 level, he began playing for the Sydney University Australian National Football Club in the North East Australian Football League, and in 2012, he spent part of the season playing for the GWS reserves. In December 2012, he was officially drafted by Fremantle in the 2013 rookie draft.
After spending most of the 2013 season playing for Peel Thunder in the West Australian Football League (WAFL), Moller was elevated to the Fremantle senior list prior to the final round of the 2013 AFL season for the team's game against St Kilda at Etihad Stadium. He was then a late inclusion in the side as the substitute player when many senior players were rested ahead of the finals.
Moller continued on with Fremantle in 2014 and 2015, but did not manage another AFL game, playing out both seasons in the WAFL with Peel Thunder. Following the conclusion of the 2015 AFL season, Moller was delisted by Fremantle.
In early January 2016, Moller began training with the National Basketball League's Sydney Kings. He and fellow Australian centre Jordan Vandenberg were brought in for tryouts by the Kings as potential injury replacements for Julian Khazzouh. Moller ultimately lost to Vandenberg for the spot but stayed on with the team as a full-time training squad member. With an injury to back-up forward Jeromie Hill in early February, Moller was elevated to the Kings' playing roster for their February 10 clash with the Perth Wildcats in Sydney, the second last game of the Kings' 2015–16 season. He made his NBL debut in that game, entering the contest for the final one minute and 47 seconds of the last quarter.
In March 2016, Moller joined the Sutherland Sharks for the start of the 2016 Waratah League season. On 22 April 2016, after averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds in six games for Sutherland, Moller signed a short-term deal with the Ballarat Miners of the South East Australian Basketball League. He was retained by the Miners for another month on June 16. In 13 games for the Miners, Moller averaged 10.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.
On 21 September 2016, Moller signed with the Sydney Kings as a development player for the 2016–17 NBL season. In the Kings' season opener on 8 October 2016, Moller played 13½ minutes off the bench and recorded four rebounds and one assist in a 77–73 loss to the Brisbane Bullets. Moller was promoted to the full-time team midway through the season following the departure of American import Steve Blake. He appeared in 13 games for the Kings in 2016–17, averaging 3.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.
On 23 November 2016, Moller re-signed with the Ballarat Miners for the 2017 SEABL season. On 11 April 2017, he was named SEABL Player of the Week for Round 3. On 19 June 2017, he was named SEABL Player of the Week for Round 11. In 22 games for the Miners, Moller averaged 17.7 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.
On 13 April 2017, Moller signed a three-year deal with Melbourne United.