Jeff Cross (basketball)

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Jeff Cross
Personal information
Born (1961-09-01) September 1, 1961 (age 55)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Worcester Academy
(Worcester, Massachusetts)
College Maine (1980–1984)
NBA draft 1984 / Round: 3 / Pick: 61st overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Position Power forward
Number 54, 38
Career history
1984 Westchester Golden Apples
1984–1985 Caja de Ronda
1985–1986 Maine Windjammers
1986 Los Angeles Clippers
1986–1987 Charleston Gunners
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
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Jeffrey Andrew Cross (born September 1, 1961) is a retired American basketball player. He played for the Los Angeles Clippers in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Cross, a forward/center from Worcester Academy in Massachusetts, played collegiately at the University of Maine where he enjoyed a standout career, scoring 1,337 points (average of 13.4 per game), grabbing 894 rebounds (8.9) and blocking 209 shots (2.1). Cross was named all conference his junior and senior years and was ECAC North (now the America East Conference) player of the year as a junior in 1983. He left Maine as one of the school's top all-time scorers and rebounders.[1]

Cross was drafted in the third round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks (61st overall).[2] However, his rights were traded to the Philadelphia 76ers and he was later waived. After nearly two years, he would make his NBA debut in the form of a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 1985–86 NBA season. He was subsequently signed for the remainder of the year. Cross' NBA career lasted 21 games as he averaged 6.1 minutes per game in a reserve role. His career averages were 1.2 points and 1.4 rebounds per game.[3]