Will serve as one of Holy Cross' co-captains this season ... Solid outside shooter ... Looks to return to his role as the Crusaders' starting shooting guard ... Toured the Phillipines with a team from Athletes in Action during the summer of 2006.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2006-2007
Named the Holiday Inn Express Crusader of the Week on Jan. 1 ... Played in 33 games on the season, starting 25 times ... Averaged 2.1 points, 1.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.7 steals per game ... Tied for sixth on the school single season list for games played ... Handed out four assists against Lafayette in the Patriot League quarterfinals ... Had two points, three assists and two steals at Hofstra ... Posted three points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals in the victory at Navy ... Recorded three points and a rebound at Army ... Scored three points and handed out an assist in the home win over Lafayette ... Had two points and three rebounds in the home victory over American ... Pulled down two rebounds and handed out an assist at Colgate ... Scored six points and pulled down three rebounds in the overtime victory at American ... Posted three points and three rebounds in the home victory over Navy ... Recorded four points and two rebounds in the home win over Bucknell ... Had eight points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in the home victory over Army ... Scored five points at Boston University ... Totaled two points, three rebounds and three steals against Delaware ... Recorded six assists, six rebounds, three points and two steals against Niagara ... Led the team with 15 points, four rebounds and two steals in the victory at La Salle ... Had a rebound and a steal against George Mason ... Totaled five points, three steals, a rebound and an assist at Providence, in the first start of his collegiate career ... Posted a rebound and a steal in the win at Yale ... Had four points, a rebound and a steal against Fairfield in the season opener ... Pulled down a rebound against both William & Mary and Dayton. AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2005-2006
Played in 19 games on the season ... Totaled 20 points, 14 rebounds, four assists and two steals ... Recorded six points and two rebounds in 14 minutes of action at Siena ... Had three points at Bucknell in the Patriot League championship game ... Posted three points and a steal in three minutes of action at Cincinnati ... Scored two points in the win over Lehigh ... Totaled two points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal in the home victory over Army, while playing 12 minutes ... Scored two points and pulled down a pair of rebounds in the win at Army ... Recorded two points, two rebounds and two assists in the home victory over Lafayette ... Pulled down a rebound in the win at Navy ... Had one rebound in the home victory over Colgate ... Grabbed two rebounds at Bucknell ... Grabbed a rebound in five minutes against Clemson. AS A FRESHMAN IN 2004-2005
Saw action in 11 games on the season ... Totaled seven points, three assists, two rebounds and two steals ... Made three of five field goal attempts, and one of two shots from three-point range ... Recorded five points and an assist in the victory over Marist, while hitting both of his field goal attempts ... Hit his only field goal attempt for two points in the victory at Lafayette ... Had a steal and an assist in the Patriot League quarterfinal victory over Army ... Recorded an assist in the home win over Lafayette ... Picked up a rebound in the home win over American ... Pulled down a rebound in the victory at Army ... Had a steal in the win at Fordham. HIGH SCHOOL
Played for both Mitch Carter and Mark Blevins at Bearden High School ... Also spent one postgraduate season at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy, where he played for Fletcher Arritt ... Averaged 17.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game during his senior year at Bearden ... Earned All-Knoxville Interscholastic League honors ... Named to the All-State Tournament team in 2002, after hitting a last second shot to defeat Nashville Maplewood 59-58 in the state quarterfinals ... Earned Knoxville Interscholastic League Freshman of the Year honors in 2000, and Sophomore of the Year honors in 2001 ... Helped lead Bearden to three Knoxville Interscholastic League titles, two District crowns, two Regional titles and one state final four appearance ... Set school records for most three-point field goals made in a game (eight), a season (66) and a career (137) ... Also broke the school records for most steals in a game (nine), a season (116) and a career (260) ... Scored over 1,000 points during his career at Bearden, and finished as the school's 14th all-time leading scorer ... His teams posted an overall combined record of 123-27 between his four years of high school and his one postgraduate season. PERSONAL
Son of Buddy and Helen Cruze ... Has one brother (Winston) and one sister (Charlotte) ... Grandfather, Buddy, was an All-America football player at the University of Tennessee from 1954-1956 ... An Economics major.