Basketball (M)

Jeremy Crouch
Position: Director of Operations
Hometown: Pekin, Ill.
High School: Pekin Community H.S.
Alma Mater: Bradley University
Graduating Year: 2008
Major: History
Jeremy Crouch
2007-08 Media Guide Bio 2007-08 Media Guide Bio
Courtesy: Bradley University
Release: 05/07/2008


2007-08 Photo Album | 2006-07 Photo Album 



Full Name:  Jeremy Joseph Crouch

Birthdate:  Aug. 20, 1985

Birthplace:  Peoria, Ill.

Parents:  Larry and Jill Crouch

Sister:  Allison (20)

Major:  Secondary Education - History

High School Coach:  Joe Stoner


Honors & Awards

•   2008 All-Missouri Valley Conference First Team

•   2008 Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team

•   2008 Missouri Valley Conference MVP

•   2008 Coach Joe Stowell Award

•   2008 Team Most Valuable Player

•   2006-07 National Co-Leader in 3-Point Field Goal Percentage

•   2007 Missouri Valley Conference Most-Improved Team

•   2007 Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Second Team

•   Bradley Athletic Director’s Honor Roll:  Fall 2004, Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Fall 2006 and Spring 2007


Career Statistics at Bradley


                             |---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---|               |----REBOUNDS----|
Season       GP-GS  Min--Avg  FG-FGA   Pct 3FG-FGA   Pct  FT-FTA   Pct  Off Def  Tot  Avg  PF FO   A  TO Blk Stl  Pts  Avg
2004-05..... 28-24  745 26.6  79-199  .397  46-125  .368  27- 37  .730   12  52   64  2.3  67-1   49  47   4  24  231  8.3
2005-06..... 22- 0  295 13.4  33- 95  .347  15- 62  .242  21- 25  .840    4  23   27  1.2  20-0   20  22   2   5  102  4.6   
2006-07..... 27-22  815 30.2 120-266  .451  83-166  .500  50- 59  .847    7  54   61  2.3  58-2   62  39   2  39  373 13.8  
   Total.... 77-46 1855 24.1 232-560  .414 144-353  .408  98-121  .810   23 129  152  2.0 145-3  131 108   8  68  706  9.2


Career Highs

Points:  29 vs. Illinois-Chicago, 11-19-06

Rebounds:  6 vs. Illinois-Chicago, 11-19-06

Assists:  5 twice, last vs. Ill.-Chicago, 11-19-06

Blocks:  1 seven times, last vs. Wright State, 12-5-06

Steals:  4 vs. Southern Miss, 12-23-06

Field Goals Made:  10 vs. Illinois-Chicago, 11-19-06

3-Point FGs Made:  7 vs. Illinois-Chicago, 11-19-06

Free Throws Made:  10 vs. Southern Miss, 12-23-06

Minutes:  38 three times, last vs. UNI, 3-2-07


On The Court

•   Crouch enjoyed an impressive freshman season in 2004-05, averaging 8.3 points per game and leading the team with 46 3-point field goals (the second-most ever by a Bradley freshman).

•   Enjoyed a breakout season as a junior last winter and enters his senior season this year sharing the distinction of being the top returning scorer (13.8 ppg) in the MVC with teammate Daniel Ruffin.

•   Set the tone for the 2006-07 season by scoring 22 points and making 6-of-9 attempts from 3-point range in Bradley’s 78-58 season-opening win against DePaul.

•   By making 83-of-166 (.500) 3-pointers last season, Crouch was the national co-leader (Josh Carter, Texas A&M) in 3-point field goal percentage, making him the fourth Bradley player to ever lead the nation in a statistical category.

•   Set the school single-season record for 3-point field goal percentage and led The Valley by averaging 3.07 treys per game last year.

•   Thanks to his bounce back season, Crouch has climbed to seventh on Bradley’s list for career 3-point field goals made with 144.

•   Playing a heady floor game, Crouch also turned in a 1.6 assists-to-turnover ratio last season and ranked fifth in The Valley with 1.44 steals per game.


Off The Court

•   Crouch is a James Bond aficionado and has collected all of the movies based on Ian Fleming’s British Secret Service agent.  He says Sean Connery is the true James Bond and lists Oddjob and Goldfinger as his favorite series villains.  Honey Ryder (Ursala Andress) is his favorite Bond girl, because “she was the first.”

•   A die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan, Crouch claims Ozzie Smith as his all-time favorite player, but qualified his choice by noting “#5” (Albert Pujols) likely will become his favorite.

•   When asked what has been the biggest obstacle he has had to overcome prior to the 2006-07 season, Crouch listed a broken hip he suffered as a youth.  Since providing that answer, however, Crouch has sustained two serious injuries on the court for the Braves:  a right knee sprain Dec. 30 that forced him to miss eight games last year and a dislocated left shoulder during a spring individual workout session that forced him into rehab most of this offseason.

•   Playing for his uncle, Joe Stoner, at Pekin, Crouch was on a team that featured four future NCAA Division I players:  himself, Todd Peterson (Northern Illinois), Matt Hagen (Rice) and former Bradley teammate Kevin Jones.

•   Crouch’s father, Larry, played basketball at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., and had the chance to play against Dick Versace’s Bradley team Dec. 15, 1979 in Robertson Memorial Fieldhouse.  Bradley won that game, 78-68.


According To Crouch

Why I wear #14 for the Braves: 

It was my Dad’s number.

An historical figure I would have liked to be:

If I could travel back in time, I would want to be Abraham Zapruder so I could solve the Kennedy assassination.

My goal in life:

Coach in a Final Four

Favorite food:

Mom’s tacos

Most people don’t know this, but:

I own every James Bond movie.

The most interesting class I’ve taken at Bradley:

History - Modern Military Forces

On playing for my uncle, Joe Stoner, at Pekin High School:

He always made Christmas and Thanksgiving more interesting.


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