5 Justin Crosgile
5 Justin Crosgile
Height: 5-11
Weight: 170
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Paterson, N.J.
High School: DePaul Catholic HS '09
Previous College: St. Joseph's, PA.
Position: G
Experience: TR*

Jim Hayford on Crosgile: “Justin Crosgile is a very gifted point guard, and he can also play off the ball as well. As Justin learns to fit his game into the Eastern offensive system, the sky is the limit for just how good he can be. Justin works extremely hard every single day -- he lives in the gym, loves the game and loves his teammates. He is willing to do whatever he needs to do to be the best that he can be.”

2011-12: Redshirted.

St. Josephs: Crosgile brings to Eastern 45 games of NCAA Division I men’s basketball experience while at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pa. Crosgile averaged 5.9 points, 1.3 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game in his 45-game career at St. Joseph’s. He made 32.8 percent of his field goal attempts (86-of-262), 30.2 percent of his three-point attempts (48-of-159) and 78.9 percent of his free throws (45-of-57). He started 19-of-26 games as a freshman for St. Joseph’s in the 2009-10 season, then played 19 as a non-starter as a sophomore. He was one of three freshman starters in the 2009-10 season, as the Hawks finished 11-20 overall and 5-11 in the Atlantic 10 Conference. St. Joseph’s won its final league game to advance to the A-10 Tournament, then won two games to advance to the semifinals. He started the last 19 games of his freshman season, and averaged 6.7 points, 1.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds for the year. After missing the preseason and the first five games following surgery on a torn left thumb ligament, he scored 12 points and had three assists and two steals in his Hawk debut against Rider. He made his first start at Temple on Jan. 6, 2010, and had a season-best 17 points versus Duquesne. Crosgile played in 19 games as a sophomore, averaging 4.8 points, 1.1 assists and 2.2 rebounds per outing. He had a career-high 19 points in a win over Holy Cross, as he made a personal-best 5-of-6 shots from three-point range.

High School: Graduated from DePaul Catholic High School in 2009. He scored 2,010 points in his high school career, surpassing the 2,000-point mark in his final prep game. After averaging 24.5 points per game as a senior, he earned second-team All-State honors from the Star-Ledger (first team for non-public schools). He was also the North Jersey Player of the Year by the Star-Ledger, Herald News and The Record in his final high school season. Crosgile helped lead DePaul to a 20-8 record his senior season. He averaged over 20 points in each of his last three years in high school and 19.4 points his freshman season. As a sophomore, DePaul finished 23-5 and won the county title. Coming out of high school, Crosgile was ranked No. 24 in the nation among the class of 2009 point guards by scout.com. He received offers from St. John’s, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Maryland and Houston.

Personal: Born January 30, 1991 in Wayne, N.J. Intends on majoring in either communications or business administration. Son of Angela Crosgile. Name is pronounced “craws-guy-uhl.”


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