AUSTIN CROSHERE NAMED FOX COLLEGE HOOPS STUDIO ANALYST
Former Providence Standout Joins Network's Extensive College Basketball Package
New York - Austin Croshere, a standout forward at Providence College and analyst for FOX Sports Indiana, has been named a studio analyst for FOX Sports' extensive college basketball coverage on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2.
"We are excited to add Austin to FOX Sports' college basketball coverage," said FOX Sports Executive Producer John Entz. "His experience as a player in the BIG EAST and as an analyst with FOX Sports Networks make him a great addition as we begin another new and exciting chapter with expanded coverage of college basketball on two new national sports networks."
A first-team All-BIG EAST selection as a senior, Croshere led the Friars in scoring his junior and senior seasons, finishing his college career with over 1,500 points. He set school and conference records with 57 straight made free throws and led Providence to an Elite Eight appearance as a senior, scoring a career-high 39 points against Marquette in the tournament's opening round.
Croshere was drafted by the Pacers in the first round of the 1997 NBA Draft and played nine seasons with the team, also spending time with the Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks and San Antonio Spurs. Croshere helped the Pacers to the 2000 NBA Finals, where he averaged 15.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game against the Lakers.
Following his playing career, Croshere joined FOX Sports Indiana as a pre and postgame analyst for Indianapolis Pacers games and also contributed color commentary on select game broadcasts.
Croshere works in-studio throughout the season during halftimes and between games on FOX Sports 1 and 2, primarily during the networks' BIG EAST coverage. He also serves as an analyst on the FOX COLLEGE HOOPS TIP-OFF pregame show, which airs from January through March on FOX Sports 1. He joins previously announced FOX Sports college basketball on-air personalities Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery, who form the network's lead college basketball game broadcast team.