The Duquesne basketball program officially added a talent player to its future roster.
This afternoon, Kennedy Catholic 3-star guard Maceo Austin officially signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Keith Dambrot and the Dukes.
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Back on October 4, Austin (6′-5″, 185) announced that he had selected Duquesne over Northwestern, Penn State and VCU.
“Ninety-nine percent of the time, guys that have offers from the Big Ten or other high majors choose the high majors,” said Dambrot. “Maceo Austin is a special guy. To choose Duquesne, and share the vision of where our program is headed, says a lot about him.”
“As a player, he has huge upside. He obviously has outstanding athletic ability, knowledge of the game and loves to play. Most importantly, he has a good soul and a good heart. He’s a guy who really wants to win. I’m looking forward to coaching him because I know what kind of person he is. He’s just a high character, high level, winning type of player.”
As Dambrot mentioned, Austin is a winner having won three consecutive PIAA Class 1A state championships at Kennedy Catholic. Last season, he was named the Class 1A Player of the Year as he averaged for 18 points per game.
Because of a current roster filled with underclassman, Austin could very well be the only player in Duquesne’s 2019 recruiting class.