UIC basketball has added former UCF and Oregon center Josh Crittle to is 2012-13 roster, head coach Howard Moore announced Monday.
Crittle is transferring to UIC to complete his college basketball eligibility and attend graduate school. Crittle, a 6-foot-9 center and native of Bellwood, will have one season of eligibility remaining.
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Crittle has been accepted into UIC's graduate school, and will pursue a Master's of Education in Instructional Leadership. He graduated with his bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Central Florida.
"We're excited to welcome Josh to our team this season," said Moore. "His experience and leadership is going to help our young post players as they continue to adjust to Division I basketball."
Crittle played in all 31 games for the Golden Knights last season, with 25 starts. He averaged 4.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game while shooting nearly 45 percent (. 441) from the field and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. Before transferring to UCF, Crittle appeared in 51 games over two seasons (2008-09/2009-10) at Oregon, making five career starts and averaging 2.9 points and 2.5 rebounds per contest.
Crittle attended Hales Franciscan High School in Chicago. As a senior, he was rated as the 29th-best center in the nation by ESPN.com and the 30th-best post player in the country by Scout.com.