November 22, 2007
A Division I Dream
There are a lot of questions you'd like to ask Jeremy Cross.
Like, how did Cross, who loved his hometown of San Diego for the year-round sun, wind up at Division-III University of Puget Sound in Tacoma? How did Cross, who averaged 26 points and nine boards his senior year of high school, wind up playing Division-III ball anyway? And why, after having a breakout sophomore season where he was named Division-III National Player of the Week and led UPS to the national tournament, would he choose to transfer to Washington State as a walk-on?
Cross, a senior guard for the Cougars' men's basketball team, has the answer to all those questions, and then some. While his decisions might sound strange at first listen, they start to make sense as you hear Cross tell the tale of living out his own American dream.
It all started when Cross was a sophomore at Rancho Buena Vista High School in San Diego, Calif. He starred in basketball and football, but gave up football after tearing his meniscus ligament in his knee. He didn't mind putting the pads away though, because his passion was basketball.
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