Austin Nathan Croshere (born May 1, 1975) is a retired American professional basketball player and current analyst for Fox Sports Indiana broadcasts of Indiana Pacers games. He went to Palms Middle School and Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California, and graduated from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. Croshere was the 12th pick of the 1997 NBA Draft, selected by the Indiana Pacers. A 6'10', hard-nosed player who can play the power forward and small forward positions, Croshere has shot 33.9% from three-point range over the course of his ten-year career. In the - NBA season, he had peaked at just the right time as he helped the Pacers advance to the 2000 NBA Finals, marking the Pacers' first Finals appearance since the ABA-NBA merger. He was rewarded for his performance in the regular season and particularly the playoffs with a hefty contract, which the Pacers soon learned to regret as lamentably, Austin never fully lived up to the promise he had shown.
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