Austin Croshere

Drafted #12 in the 1997 NBA Draft by the Pacers
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Position: SF/PF
High School: Crossroads School (California)
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
AAU: Rockfish
College: Providence
Current Team: Providence
Win - Loss: 21 - 14


NBA Scouting Reports, Pacific Division (Part One)

Matt Williams
Matt Williams
Jul 31, 2008, 06:33 pm
Overview: A veteran shooting specialist who can put up big scoring numbers every now and then. Has good size for either forward position, and is a solid athlete. Mostly known for his perimeter stroke, but can do more than just shoot from outside. Still doesn’t shoot suitable percentages from the outside considering his role. Does a decent job rebounding the ball. Had a stellar career at Providence. Never found similar success on the NBA level. Can still be a spot-player near the end of a team’s bench, thanks to his skill-level, versatility and feel for the game, although injuries have taken their toll.

Offense: Gets more than half of his offense from spot ups and pick and pops. Loves to shoot the three ball-- between 40-50% of his attempts from the field come from beyond the arc. Has a fundamentally sound stroke with range past the three-point line. Will knock down his open shots with consistency. Shoots the same shot every time. Doesn’t elevate before he releases, but his height helps him get it off over recovering defender. Won’t put the ball on the floor to score unless he has a wide open lane. Solid ball handler. Good passer. Knows his role and plays appropriately. Won’t do much from the midrange. Doesn’t take contested shots at the rim, and thus finishes at a good rate inside. Still serviceable in spurts as a shooter, but his efficiency isn’t as good as it used to be.

Defense: A very mediocre defender due to his lack of athleticism. Utilized in situations more liberally when he can defend mediocre offensive centers. Gives it his all on the defensive end. Has a tough time making an impact. Commits smart fouls. Doesn’t try to block many shots. Pretty solid rebounder despite his shortcomings. Not a liability when played in spurts like he has been in Golden State.


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