Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Former Penn State commit Brandon Austin took his latest visit to UConn this weekend and heads on an official to Texas next weekend.
“It was good,” the 6-foot-5 Austin told SNY.tv Sunday. “I got back this morning. I was watching practice, just sitting down and hanging out with the guys and coaches.”
Among the coaches Austin talked to was former UConn head man Jim Calhoun, as first reported by ESPN.com.
Austin considers himself a point guard but said he could also play on the wing depending on whether junior point guard Shabazz Napier and/or sophomore combo guard Ryan Boatright leave after this season.
“Coach [Kevin] Ollie was saying that he could use me in his offense,” Austin said, “give me the ball and get out there and create.”
Asked if he might replace Napier at the point in 2013, Austin said, “They was more looking for Boatright to leave. It doesn’t matter, if I go there. It wouldn’t be bad if I go there and play behind Shabazz and Boatright or play as a wing with them and they could teach me. And then I could step in and be the player when they leave.”
Next up is an official to Texas next weekend.
“I don’t know all that much but I’m looking forward to going,” he said.
Austin said he’s still considering Providence, UCLA, Georgetown, Xavier, Temple, Syracuse and Florida in addition to UConn and Texas and will commit “whenever I feel it.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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