|High School:||Albany Academy|
2012-13 | Stats
BEFORE UNH: Chris Pelcher spent the last two seasons with Iona College, playing in 35 games, including one start in his sophomore campaign, helping lead the Gaels to a 25-12 record. He posted 2.9 points and 2.1 rebounds per game while ranking third on the squad with 17 blocks. Additionally, he posted the third-best field goal percentage on the team with a shooting clip of .603 (38-63) from the field. As a freshman he appeared in 20 games, making one start, serving as a valued role player off the bench. Prior to arriving at Iona, Pelcher was the No. 45 prospect at the center position and one of the Top 300 recruits in the nation according to ESPNU's basketball recruiting website. He posted 19.6 points per game as a senior at Albany Academy, leading the Cadets to a 22-2 record along with a berth in the NYSPHSAA Section II Class AA championship game and a No. 17 ranking in New York State Class AA. Along the way he collected All-League, All-Section II and NYSSWA Class AA All-State Fifth Team honors. As a junior he averaged more than 18 points and 12 rebounds per game, earning All-Colonial Council honors for his efforts. In addition to basketball, he was a three-year varsity letter winner for the Cadets' football team and was an Albany Times Union All-Region performer at the tight end position.
Born February 12, 1991 in Albany, N.Y. … son of Pam and John Waitekus and the late Chris Pelcher ... majoring in Sociology.