Carl Krauser: Whatever Happened To This Guy?


Whatever Happened to This Guy??


Carl Krauser (Pittsburgh)

Carl Krauser, a Bronx native, was known at Pitt for his trademark symbol after he would either score or make a play. Krauser would put his hands over his head in the shape of an “X” to represent his hometown. He graduated from Pittsburgh in 2006 becoming the first Panther in school history to surpass 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, and 500 assists. Krauser received the John Wooden Award during his junior campaign in 2005. To go along with the Wooden Award, he was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award and a Naismith All-American. Prior to the 2006 season, Krauser entered his name into the 2005 NBA Draft. He never hired an agent and eventually removed his name to retain his college eligibility.  During the ’06 season, Pitt with the help of Krauser, earned a No. 5 seed but lost to No. 13 Bradley in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. This was Krasuer’s final game in a Panther uniform.


Where is he now? Krauser played in Germany for the EWE Baskets Oldenburg in 2006-07 averaging 6.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in 34 games. Here’s a highlight from that Germany team. Last year, he played in the Continental Basketball Association for the Pittsburgh Xplosion. And now he's moved on to Romania, where he plays for CSU ASESOFT PLOIESTI. In his last game on February 28th, Krauser plaued 18 minutes.


Fun Fact: Krauser was 2-0 as an amateur boxer. 


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