It appears as though the basketball career of Maceo Austin at Duquesne is over.
After leaving the team last season as he attempted to work through some personal issues, Pittsburgh Sports Now has learned that Austin is no longer a member of the Duquesne basketball program, though he remains enrolled at that university.
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Austin signed with the Dukes in 2018 and was a big get for Keith Dambrot as he picked Duquesne over Northwestern, Penn State and VCU. The Kennedy Catholic graduate went on to start all 29 games his freshman season and averaged seven points and four rebounds in 27 minutes per game.
During last seasons COVID year, Austin played in nine games before leaving the team on Jan. 9. He returned on February 20. During that time, Austin averaged 2.9 points and shot 30% from the field.
Austin was a well-liked member of the team and unfortunately, he’s had to deal with a lot of personal tragedy at such a young age. Back in 2016, Austin’s mother passed away and then his older sister, Sarah died while he was at Duquesne.