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Sunday / February 5.
  • Brandon Austin Set for Texas Visit

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    Former Penn State commit Brandon Austin of Philadelphia leaves Friday for his official visit to Texas.

    The 6-foot-5 Austin is coming off back-to-back visits to Providence and then UConn.

    “[Texas assistant] Coach [Rob] Lanier called and got in touch with everybody he needed to get in touch with,” Lonnie Lowery, Austin’s AAU coach, told SNY.tv.

    “Him and Coach [Rick] Barnes came in to see Brandon a couple weeks ago. They came in and watched him. They’ve been doing a good job of talking to everybody and Brandon was interested so he definitely wanted to take a visit.”

    Austin considers himself a point guard and could be a replacement for sophomore guard Myck Kabongo.

    Kabongo is currently practicing with the Longhorns while the NCAA investigates his relationship with an agent.

    Austin is considering several other schools, including Georgetown, Xavier and Temple and his recruitment could heat up in the next couple of weeks before the early signing period.



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    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. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.