15   Zach Pancratz
Zach Pancratz

Hometown:
Schaumburg, IL

High School:
Schaumburg

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 199

Position:
Guard/Forward


2006-07 Highlights: Appeared in all 30 games, including 21 starts...topped the Huskies with 51 three-pointers made...averaged a career-best 8.9 points-per-game...chipped in 11 points, including three treys, in NIU's 76-69 win over Eastern Michigan (Mar. 4)...collected 13 second-half points against Toledo (Feb. 22)...tied a career-high with a team-best 22 points against UW-Green Bay (Feb. 17)...had nine points and a career-high six assists in NIU's 81-74 win over Ohio (Feb. 10)...posted 13 points, including three treys, against Bowling Green (Feb. 7)...tallied a team-best 13 points and seven boards against Akron (Jan. 24)...came off the bench and posted 13 points and a team-best five assists and seven rebounds against Toledo (Jan. 21)...collected 12 points and two three-pointers in the 70-68 win over Western Michigan (Jan. 6)...scored a career-high 22 points, including six three-pointers, all in the second half against Winthrop (Dec. 2)...posted 16 points, including three treys, in a 85-74 win over Duquesne (Nov. 25).

2005-06 Highlights: Appeared in all 28 games, including eight starts, and averaged 5.7 points and 18 minutes per game...averaged 8.3 points per contest over the Huskies' final 10 games...helped the Huskies snap a 12-game MAC road losing streak with a career-high 18 points and four three-pointers, in a 73-69 victory over Toledo (12/3/05)...scored eight points in an 80-78 win over San Jose State (12/29/05) at the Holiday Stores GranTree Classic...grabbed a career-high seven boards and scored eight points in a 58-56 loss against Miami (1/3/06)...tallied 11 points, including a trio of trifectas, in a 73-67 win over Ball State (2/1/06)...was a perfect 3-for-3 from the field, including two treys, to finish with eight points in a 86-60 win over Western Michigan (2/4/06)...garnered 13 points in a 67-55 loss at the hands of Kent State (2/12/06)...posted nine points in an 80-70 triumph over Central Michigan (2/22/06)...tied a career-high with 18 points in a 78-73 road triumph over Ball State (3/1/06).

2004-05 Highlights: Became the third freshman of the Rob Judson era to start a season-opener...played 35 minutes and was the first freshman since Kenny Battle (31 minutes) to eclipse the 30-minute mark in a season-opener...played 30+ minutes in four games as a rookie, including 33 vs. Akron, where he scored a career-high 15 points in the second half on 4-of-7 shooting from three-point range...tied career highs with five rebounds and three assists vs. the Zips...clutch performer as a freshman and hit all-four 1-and-1 attempts in the final :18 seconds vs. Ohio to seal a 74-71 win...final 1-and-1 came with :10 seconds remaining and the Huskies leading 72-71...finished the game with seven points...returned to double-figures with 10 points vs. St. Bonaventure (12/28/04) in the opening round of the Flint Hills Islander Invitational in Corpus Christi, TX...hit a pair of treys and all four of his free throws in the 71-62 win...poured in nine points at Western Michigan (1/19/05) on a 3-of-7 showing from bonus distance...hit two more treys at Central Michigan (1/15/05) and scored eight points...hit back-to-back treys in a win over then-MAC West leading Bowling Green (2/23/05) and finished the game with seven points and three assists...eclipsed the 30-minute plateau vs. Bradley (12/1/04)...scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds while handing out two assists at Loyola in his collegiate-opener...scored eight points, with seven coming in the first half at Kansas State...hit a career high 5-of-6 FTs vs. the Wildcats and dished out a career high four dimes...chipped in four points with a pair of assists and two steals vs. Southwest Missouri State (11/24/04) in his second career start...scored six points, which included a key second-half trey at Eastern Illinois (12/11/04).

Prep / Personal: Earned All-State recognition after leading Schaumburg to a 23-6 overall mark last season and an appearance in the IHSA Class AA Sectional Finals...a 20.3 ppg. scorer that also averaged 5.8 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.8 steals...made 68 treys during his senior season...named the 2004 Mid-Suburban League West Player of the Year...named to both the Proviso West Holiday and John E. Paul Thanksgiving All-Tournament teams...named the Schaumburg High School Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year...was a 50-percent shooter from the floor as a senior, while hitting at a 77-percent success rate from the charity stripe ... Finished his prep career playing for teams that were a combined 88-26...a Second Team All-State pick by the Chicago Sun Times and the Chicago Tribune...twice earned All-Area honors from the Arlington Heights Daily Herald (2003 and 2004) and was an All-Northwest Suburban choice by the Pioneer Press as a senior...owner of the Schaumburg High School single game three-point makes record (8) and has made more career treys (180) than anyone in SHS history...son of Andy and Jeanette Pancratz...born June 18, 1985...majoring in Business...outstanding student who was a member of the National Honor Society...also an Illinois State Scholar.

Pancratz Career Highs

Minutes: 37 vs. St. Mary's (Minn.)(11/15/06)
Points: 22 on two occasions
Rebounds: 7 on four occasions
Assists: 6 on three occasions
Steals: 4 vs. Winthrop (2/18/06)
Blocks: 2 vs. St. Mary's (Minn.)(11/15/06)
FG: 7 vs. Winthrop(12/2/06)
FG Att.: 11 on two occasions
3PT FG Made: 6 vs. Winthrop(12/2/06)
3PT FG Att.: 8 vs. Winthrop(12/2/06)
FT Made: 6 at Toledo(1/21/07)
FT Att.: 8 at Toledo(1/21/07)

Pancratz Career Stats at Northern Illinois

Year	G-GS	Min.	Avg.	FG-A	Pct.	3FG-A	Pct.	FT-A	Pct.	Reb.	Avg.	A	BK	ST	Pts.	Avg.
2004-05	28-7	634	22.6	41-128	.320	28-83	.337	32-40	.800	64	2.3	42	6	22	142	5.1
2005-06	28-8	505	18.0	47-112	.420	25-71	.352	40-53	.755	68	2.4	37	9	16	159	5.7
2006-07	30-21	786	27.1	79-220	.359	51-138	.370	57-70	.814	98	3.2	52	3	25	266	8.6
Totals	87-37	1897	22.3	167-450	.366	104-292	.356	129-163	.791	230	2.6	131	18	63	561	6.5