Upstate Big Man Should Be Productive Player

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a player profile look at Chris Pelcher, a big man from The Albany Academy in Albany, New York ... Jim Hart believes this is a great fit for Chris and his college career ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Chris Pelcher

HEIGHT: 6-foot-9

WEIGHT: 242 pounds

POSITION: Power Forward/Center

HIGH SCHOOL: Albany Academy in Albany, New York

HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH: Brian Fruscio

CLASS: 2009, A graduating senior

AAU PROGRAM: Albany City Rocks in Albany, New York

AAU PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Jim Hart

WHAT AAU PROGRAM DIRECTOR JIM HART SAID ABOUT CHRIS PELCHER AND HIS INDIVIDUAL GAME:

"Chris is going to have a fine college career. He works very hard and loves to play the game of basketball. He has really improved over the past couple of years.

MECHANICS OF HIS GAME:

"Chris moves his feet well, has good hands, and has a very good jump hook. Moves his body side to side real well and has improved in all of these areas."

COLLEGE DECISION: The Gaels of Iona are the lucky school that will benefit from Chris' decision. His AAU coach, Jim Hart, feels this is a program that will suit Pelcher. "He's improved so much that I see him continuing the progress on the college level," Hart said.

Hart's final thoughts: "Chris has the size and the frame to handle himself near the rim. I think Chris will do well and be a very productive player for Iona."


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