The Duquesne Dukes will not be losing sophomore guard Maceo Austin.
Austin tells Pittsburgh Sports Now that he has no intention to transfer from Duquesne and will be returning to the team at a later point. This comes as good news to the program following the news in the last week that both junior guard Lamar Norman Jr. and junior point guard Sincere Carry intend to transfer.
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Austin’s absence from the team is in relation to some off the court personal issues he’s dealing with and he feels its right for him to work those out before he returns to the team. The past 12 months have been challenging for Austin with the unexpected loss of his sister, as well as the COVID-19 situation that the country has been dealing with since March.
“I’m just taking a break to get right mentally,” Austin tells Pittsburgh Sports Now. “I don’t want to have any bad energy around the team. I don’t have any intention on transferring. I’m just now sure when I’ll be back. I’m taking this process slow.”
To replace Austin’s spot in the rotation, Keith Dambrot used a combination of youth and experience, playing both transfer Ryan Murphy as well as freshmen Chad Baker and Toby Okani.
Duquesne, (2-2, 3-3), which is coming off a 48-45 win over Fordham, is back on the court this Wednesday at Dayton.