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Duquesne Offers Local Star Maceo Austin

Now that the Duquesne staff has completed their recruiting for the Class of 2017, they’ve moved on to future classes.

Last night, Jim Ferry offered a local player that helped their team win the Pennsylvania Class A championship .

Sophomore SG Maceo Austin (6-3) from Kennedy Catholic received an offer from Ferry and the Dukes. Despite being. so young, Austin now has offers from Duquesne, West Virginia, Penn State and Akron.

“It’s something that I’ve always dreamed of (getting scholarship offers) since I first started playing,” said Austin.

“I was very excited to get an offer from Duquesne! I haven’t really talked to them too much, they just contacted me this week. When they offered today, they just said that they like my game and think I fit in with their style of play.”

Photo courtesy of Maceo Austin

Photo courtesy of Maceo Austin

Austin describes himself as very versatile and as a player that can post smaller defenders up and that can bring larger defenders out.

“I’m also very long so it helps with blocking shots and rebounding. I also think that I’m a pretty good shooter that can also finish at the rim,” said Austin.

Here’s what Corey Evans, the managing editor of hoopseen.com, thinks of Austin:

“Maceo really has all the physical tangibles that you look for in a young college prospect. He brings great size to the backcourt and the capabilities of playing either guard position, can make shots, create for others and has a hard working nature to him. It isn’t out of the realm of possibilities for Austin to be the next high major recruit from the area.”

Photo courtesy of Maceo Austin

Photo courtesy of Maceo Austin

Since he’s only a sophomore, Austin has plenty of time to before he has to get serious about recruiting and until then he’s just going to enjoy the process.

“I’m most definitely going to wait to see who else offers me but I love  the recruiting process and am very happy to be going through it,”  said Austin.

“I’m really not sure who else is thinking about offering me but anyone that does I will take into consideration.”

// Featured image: Photo courtesy of Maceo Austin

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