BYU Basketball Profile: Nate Austin (Class of 2011)

nate-austin_1Nate Austin is a 6’10” 210 center for the BYU basketball team.

He played High School basketball at Lone Peak where he earned first-team all-state honors as a Senior. He was a member of the 2008 state title team and played with future Cougars Tyler haws and Josh Sharp. Austin was recruited by Boise State, Utah, and Utah State and served an LDS mission in McAllen, Texas.

At BYU he has played in every game since his Freshman season. He is one of the WCC’s top rebounders in in 2013-14 ranked 53rd in the nation in total rebounds. For BYU he has the 3rd most offensive rebounds in a single season, 2nd most personal fouls in a season and 5th most games started in a season. His BYU game highs include 12 points (at Stanford 2013), 16 rebounds (San Francisco), 4 assists (multiple times), 4 steals (Prairie View A&M), and 3 blocks (multiple times).

BYU Game Stats (*From BYUcougars.com)

Year GP MIN FG% FT% RPG APG BLK STL PPG
2011-12 1 12.9 .542 .513 3.8 0.5 15 9 4.1
2012-13 7 17.5 .477 .585 4.6 0.6 23 21 3.6
2013-14 35 26.7 .545 .654 7.9 0.9 31 26 3.8
2014-15 3 22.3 .714 .750 7.7 1.0 2 3 4.7
Total  109 19.1 .524 .596 5.5  0.7 71 59 3.9

Recruitment Profile:

Hometown: Highland, Utah High School Lone Peak HS
Last Team: LPHS AAU Team: Salt Lake Metro
Position: Power Forward HT/WT: 6’10”, 210 lbs.
Profiles: BYU Profile, MaxPreps Profile Social Media Facebook, Twitter (@RexosaurusRex)
Nat’l Rank: 81, Utah Rank: 2 Class: 2011
Rivals:2 Stars (2 / 5)
Scout:2 Stars (2 / 5)
ESPN:2 Stars (2 / 5)
Average:2 Stars (2 / 5)
Offers: Utah State

High School Game Stats (*From DesNews)

Year GP RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005 – Fr
2006 – Soph 25 0.24
2007 – Jun 25 2.0
2008 – Sen 25 11.48
Total  75 4.57

Awards:  Named first-team all-state (5A) by the Deseret News in 2008. Member of 2008 state title team.

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