MCCANDLESS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Pittsburgh Sports Now has learned that the Duquesne men’s basketball team will be without two of its starters in Maceo Austin and Sincere Carry not just for Saturday afternoon’s contest but also indefinitely.
According to a Duquesne University spokesperson, Austin has “stepped away for personal reasons” and Carry “has decided to take time away from the program.”
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Austin, a sophomore shooting guard, is a Sharon, Pa. native and Kennedy Catholic alum. He started 29 games for the Dukes as a freshman last season and four Duquesne contests this season. In 33 total games, Austin has averaged 6.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game for the Dukes while shooting 39.4% from the floor.
Carry, a junior from Solon, Ohio, has been Duquesne’s starting point guard since he arrived on the Bluff at the start of the 2018-19 season. Carry has started 63 games for the Dukes, including all five this season in advance of Saturday’s game against Fordham. In his career, Carry has averaged 11.9 points and 5.4 assists per game.
Without Austin or Carry, Tavian Dunn-Martin and Toby Okani are the two guards in the starting lineup on Saturday with Chad Baker the other new addition.
The Dukes had already lost some of their depth at guard, as junior shooting guard Lamar Norman entered the transfer portal on Jan. 5.
The Dukes (2-3, 1-2 in Atlantic-10) are scheduled to tip off at 2 p.m. against Fordham from La Roche University on Saturday afternoon. The game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.