Jim Hart: "Chris Loves The Game, Works Hard"

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a player profile update on the individual game of Chris Pelcher, who competes for Jim Hart's Albany City Rocks AAU program ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Chris Pelcher

HEIGHT: 6-foot-9

WEIGHT: 240 pounds

POSITION: Power Forward/Center

HIGH SCHOOL: Albany Academy in Albany, New York

HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH: Brian Fruscio

CLASS: 2009, A Current Senior

AAU PROGRAM: Albany City Rocks in Albany, New York

AAU PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Jim Hart

WHAT AAU PROGRAM DIRECTOR JIM HART THINKS OF CHRIS PELCHER: "He loves to be coached. He loves to ask questions. He just loves to play the game. It's refreshing to be around him because he has so much energy in playing the game."

COLLEGE DECISION: Chris chose Iona after also having some recruiting interest from Fordham, Massachusetts, St. Francis, and Siena, according to Hart.

"He'll have a chance to play and earn minutes at Iona," said Hart. "It's a good level for him. He's developing and still getting better in improving his individual game. So it'll be interesting to see what his game will be like by the time he is a junior."

*Chris grew four inches and added 20 pounds to his frame over the past year


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