Austin Croshere

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Austin Croshere

Croshere in 2007.
No. 22
Power forward
Personal information
Born(1975-05-01) May 1, 1975 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
High schoolCrossroads School
(Santa Monica, California)
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
CollegeProvidence (1993–1997)
NBA Draft1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro career1997–2009
Career history
19972006Indiana Pacers
2006–2007Dallas Mavericks
2007–2008Golden State Warriors
2008–2009Milwaukee Bucks
2009San Antonio Spurs
Career NBA statistics
Points4,475 (6.8 ppg)
Rebounds2,649 (4.0 rpg)
Assists627 (1.0 apg)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Austin Croshere

Croshere in 2007.
No. 22
Power forward
Personal information
Born(1975-05-01) May 1, 1975 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
High schoolCrossroads School
(Santa Monica, California)
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
CollegeProvidence (1993–1997)
NBA Draft1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Pro career1997–2009
Career history
19972006Indiana Pacers
2006–2007Dallas Mavericks
2007–2008Golden State Warriors
2008–2009Milwaukee Bucks
2009San Antonio Spurs
Career NBA statistics
Points4,475 (6.8 ppg)
Rebounds2,649 (4.0 rpg)
Assists627 (1.0 apg)
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Austin Nathan Croshere (born May 1, 1975) is a retired American professional basketball player and current analyst for Fox Sports Indiana broadcasts of Indiana Pacers games.

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Education

He went to Palms Middle School and Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California, and graduated from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island.

Professional career

Indiana Pacers

Croshere played his first eight seasons in the NBA with the Indiana Pacers and is now a broadcaster for the team.

Croshere was the 12th pick of the 1997 NBA Draft, selected by the Indiana Pacers.

A 6'10", hard-nosed player who can play the power forward and small forward positions, Croshere has shot 33.9% from three-point range over the course of his ten-year career. In the 1999–2000 NBA season, he had peaked at just the right time as he helped the Pacers advance to the 2000 NBA Finals, marking the Pacers' first Finals appearance since the ABA-NBA merger.

He was rewarded for his performance in the regular season and particularly the playoffs with a hefty contract, which the Pacers soon learned to regret as lamentably, Austin never fully lived up to the promise he had shown. In fairness to him, Pacers coach Isiah Thomas seldom used him during the three seasons he coached the team. Croshere played 49 games in 2002-03, averaging a career-low 12.9 minutes per game that season as he fell out of the rotation.

Croshere became an important backup again during the Rick Carlisle years, and was a key contributor against the Detroit Pistons in the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals.

On September 26, 2008, Larry Bird announced that Croshere was invited to training camp with the Pacers for an opportunity at a second stint. He was waived on October 23, 2008.

Dallas Mavericks

On July 5, 2006, Croshere was traded to the Dallas Mavericks for Marquis Daniels.[1] This move left only Jeff Foster as the last Pacer remaining from the 1999-2000 Eastern Conference championship team.

Croshere scored a career-high 34 points in a Mavericks 122-102 win against the Seattle SuperSonics on January 30, 2007.[2]

Golden State Warriors

On August 3, 2007, Croshere signed with the Golden State Warriors.[3]

2008 was the first year in his career that Croshere did not make the playoffs.

Milwaukee Bucks

Croshere spent the 2008-09 pre-season with his former team Indiana Pacers, however he was waived and on October 27 he was claimed by the Milwaukee Bucks off the waivers.[4] He was released on January 6, 2009 after averaging 3.3 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.[5]

San Antonio Spurs

Croshere was signed to a 10-day contract with the San Antonio Spurs on 16 January 2009.[6] He was released on 28 January after appearing in 3 games and scoring 4 points.[7]

Post-NBA career

In February 2010, Croshere joined Fox Sports Indiana as a pre- and post-game analyst for Pacers home games.[8]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field-goal percentage 3P% 3-point field-goal percentage FT% Free-throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1997–98Indiana2609.3.372.308.5711.7.3.3.22.9
1998–99Indiana2709.2.427.276.8701.7.4.3.33.4
1999–00Indiana811423.3.441.362.8486.41.1.5.710.3
2000–01Indiana812323.1.394.338.8664.81.1.4.610.1
2001–02Indiana76116.9.413.338.8513.91.0.3.46.8
2002–03Indiana49012.9.411.391.8153.21.1.1.35.1
2003–04Indiana77013.6.388.389.8943.2.7.3.25.0
2004–05Indiana732225.0.378.259.8835.11.3.7.28.9
2005–06Indiana502623.0.463.386.8825.31.2.4.18.2
2006–07Dallas61211.9.351.286.8653.0.7.2.13.7
2007–08Golden State44010.4.445.361.9062.4.7.2.13.9
2008–09Milwaukee1107.0.400.455.6362.2.5.1.13.3
2008–09San Antonio307.7.222.000.0003.31.0.0.01.3
Career6598817.4.407.340.8614.01.0.4.36.8

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1998–99Indiana101.0.000.0001.0001.0.0.0.02.0
1999–00Indiana23221.3.418.405.8394.7.8.4.79.4
2000–01Indiana4032.3.400.200.8675.01.51.0.510.8
2001–02Indiana4014.8.400.333.7503.5.5.2.26.0
2002–03Indiana4011.5.263.000.8574.3.8.0.24.0
2003–04Indiana13216.5.345.333.8103.1.9.3.24.8
2004–05Indiana1008.8.400.500.8331.7.0.4.12.5
2005–06Indiana6229.2.316.391.8893.71.2.8.08.2
2006–07Dallas3011.3.333.7501.0002.0.0.0.05.0
Career68618.2.379.360.8443.6.7.4.36.7

Notes

  1. ^ ESPN - Sources: Mavs deal Daniels for Croshere - NBA
  2. ^ Mavs get big effort from Croshere to take care of Sonics
  3. ^ "Warriors Sign Kosta Perovic And Austin Croshere To Contracts". NBA.com. 2007-08-03. http://www.nba.com/warriors/news/Warriors_Sign_PerovicAndCroshere.html?rss=true. Retrieved 2007-08-03. 
  4. ^ "Bucks claim Austin Croshere; waive Adrian Griffin". NBA.com. 2008-10-27. http://www.nba.com/bucks/news/croshere_griffin_081027.html. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  5. ^ "Bucks release Croshere". jsonline.com. 2009-01-06. http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/37147104.html. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  6. ^ "Spurs sign Austin Croshere to 10-day contract". insidehoops.com. 2009-01-16. Archived from the original on 18 January 2009. http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=3077. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  7. ^ Austin Croshere Yahoo! Sports page Accessed 29 January 2009
  8. ^ Wells, Mike (February 12, 2010). "Croshere back for 2nd career". Indianapolis Star: pp. B4. Archived from the original on February 12, 2010. http://www.indystar.com/article/20100212/SPORTS04/2120330/Croshere-back-for-2nd-career. 

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