At nine years old, Chris Pelcher had a dream to be a basketball player. Now, 14 years later, Pelcher is living out his dream as a Div. I college basketball player for the University of New Hampshire.
Pelcher, No. 44, currently plays center for the Wildcats. But before transferring to UNH he spent his first two years playing college basketball for Iona, a close-to-home private college in New Rochelle, N.Y., 147 miles south of Albany, N.Y. where Pelcher grew up.
During his time at Iona, the team experienced three head coaching changes over five years. The inconsistency of game plans, offensive mindsets, and other variables took away from Pelcher’s potential as a player. It became more inevitable for Pelcher to look elsewhere for his remaining future in college basketball.
Right out of high school, the Wildcats pushed heavily to recruit Pelcher but were denied. However, after being notified of Pelcher’s desire to transfer two years later, UNH men’s basketball associate head coach ...