Tag:Brandon Austin
Posted on: February 10, 2012 11:25 am
 

Penn State lands top-75 junior Brandon Austin

By Jeff Borzello

First-year Penn State head coach Pat Chambers already made a major impact in the class of 2013 with guard Geno Thorpe committing to the Nittany Lions in November.

On Thursday night, Chambers pulled off another junior coup. Brandon Austin, a top-75 wing from Imhotep Charter (Pa.) pledged to Penn State.

He made the announcement on Twitter: “I just committed to Penn State!”

Austin, a 6-foot-6 prospect, is one of the more versatile perimeter players in the country. He can play three positions, with the ability to handle the ball, run the break and knock down shots. Along with Thorpe, Austin should be a key recruit for Chambers.

Austin had plenty of suitors in pursuit, including Rutgers, Villanova, Saint Joseph’s, Temple, Syracuse and others.

This is just another quality pickup from the Philadelphia area due to Chambers’ deep roots in the area. Next season, he will also have the services of Trenton-area forward Brandon Taylor and Southern Mississippi transfer D.J. Newbill, a former Philadelphia high school standout. While the results may not show this season, Chambers has something brewing in Happy Valley. 

Posted on: October 27, 2011 9:12 am
 

Brandon Austin quietly going through recruitment

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By
Jeff Borzello

I walked into a gym in central Maryland last spring for an AAU tournament, and the first player I watched was a 6-foot-6 guard who could do everything. He was handling the ball, running the break, knocking down shots – but there was no name for him in the roster book.

I went up to the coach after the game, and asked who that was. “Oh, that’s Brandon Austin.”

Well, that made sense. Austin is one of the more versatile perimeter players in the country, with the ability to play up to three positions. The Imhotep Charter (Pa.) product’s recruitment has been fairly quiet so far, but it will pick up soon.

“It has been going good so far,” Austin said. “Everything’s coming along well.”

He currently holds offers from Syracuse, Villanova, Rutgers, Penn State, Saint Joseph’s and Temple, with interest from Georgetown and Connecticut.

Austin has taken trips to Rutgers and Penn State. “I like them both very much,” he said.

Austin is ranked No. 75 in CBSSports.com’s Top 100 for 2013.

News and Notes: Anthlon Bell announced on Twitter that he chose Arkansas over Massachusetts . . . Arkansas hit the daily double by also nabbing a commitment from forward JaCorey Williams . . . Marquette dipped into Texas once again, this time for Aaron Durley . . . Beau Beach popped for North Florida. 

 
 
 
 
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