53 Chas Cross
53 Chas Cross
Height: 6-8
Weight: 232
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Winnebago, Ill.
High School: Winnebago
Position: C

Career Stats

2013-14: Was named second team all-region by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and D3hoops.com … garnered first-team All-WIAC and all-defensive team honors … played in the Reese’s® Division III College All-Star Game … was named WIAC Player of the Week twice … recorded 58 blocks, setting a new school season record … totaled 135 career blocks, setting a new career record … shot an impressive 62.8 percent from the field, to lead the WIAC, and was 24-63 (.381) from beyond the arc … set a new Pioneer career field goal percentage record with 61.2 percent … scored 1336 career points, finishing 12th on the Pioneers all-time list … led the team with 15.3 points per game and 7.2 rebounds per contest … ranked 12th in the league with 30 steals … registered 23 double figure scoring games and five double-double performances … scored a career-high 33 points (14-17) against UW-La Crosse (Jan. 18) … became the third player in WIAC history to go 11-of-11 from the field versus UW-Whitewater (Jan. 29).

2012-13: Named first team all-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), and fourth team by D3hoops.com … was selected NABC West District Player of the Year … garnered all-region honors by D3hoops.com and the NABC … named WIAC Player of the Year … earned WIAC Player of the Week three times … led the WIAC in points (15.8 ppg.), rebounds (8.5 rpg.) and free throw attempts (137) …  recorded the second most blocks in school history with 46 … scored in double-figures in 14 of the last 15 games of the season … tallied seven double-doubles and netted 20 or more points in nine contests ... averaged 15.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game … tied a career-best 27 points against UW-River Falls (Jan. 26) …  grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds at UW-Eau Claire (Feb. 13) and made a career-best 10 free throws versus UW-Stevens Point (Jan. 30).

2011-12: Missed the first-half of the season due to an ankle injury and played in 15 games … averaged 9.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game … netted a season-high 26 points (11-13) and grabbed eight rebounds against UW-Oshkosh (Jan. 25) … went 5-5 from the free throw line to go with his seven field goals for 19 points at UW-Superior (Jan. 7) … blocked a season-high four shots and added 18 points and seven boards against UW-Superior (Jan. 21).

2010-11: Named honorable mention all-WIAC – only freshman on the 20-person team ... made a team-best 65.7% (134 for 204) of his shots from the field…second in scoring (12.5 ppg), blocked shots (17), steals (29) rebounds (155) and free-throw attempts (87) … hit 35.9% (14 for 39) of his 3-point field goal attempts.  

High school: Earned two first team Illinois Basketball Coaches Association all-state awards at the 1A-2A level … unanimous all-Big Northern-White Conference selection … averaged 17.3 points and 9.5 rebounds per game as a senior … set school records with 292 career blocks and 72 percent shooting from the floor as a senior … made 73 steals in 32 games in 2009-10 … led Winnebago to three straight conference titles and a 94-10 career record … placed fourth in the IHSA state final slam dunk competition … led team to fourth-place finish in state as a junior, with 31-0 record to start year … Indians followed up fourth-place finish in 2009 with an Elite Eight placing in 2010 … earned all-conference honors as a first baseman, hitting nine home runs as a senior  turned down NCAA DII scholarship offer to attend UW-Platteville.

Personal: son of Dennis and Karin Cross … agribusiness major.