Jim Hart: "Iona Got A Steal In Chris Pelcher"

Reporter Mike Sullivan profiles the individual game of Chris Pelcher of The Albany Academy in Albany, New York. Pelcher has had a solid senior season for the number two ranked team in New York State ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Chris Pelcher

HEIGHT: 6-foot-9

WEIGHT: 238 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: "Chris has really improved over the past year. He has a great desire to improve all parts of his game. He is always excited to play the game of basketball too.

"He moves his feet well, has good hands, and has a very good jump hook. I think he will be a big impact player for Iona. They got a steal."

COLLEGE DECISION: Chris chose Iona while considering interest from St. Francis, Massachusetts, Siena, and Fordham.

*Pelcher grew four inches and added 20 pounds to his frame over the two years.


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