Nov. 20, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Providence College men's basketball Head Coach Ed Cooley announced on November 20, 2012 that student-athlete Brandon Austin (Philadelphia, Pa.) signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Providence College beginning in September 2013.
Austin, a 6-foot-6-inch, 180-pound guard attends Imhotep Charter High School and plays for Head Coach Andre Noble. He has helped Imhotep Charter capture two consecutive PIAA class AA state titles. While helping Imhotep win its second straight title last season, he averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds per game. Austin is ranked 39th overall in the nation and 10th for his position, according Scout.com. CBS Sports ranks him 49th overall, while ESPN.com ranks him 71st (No. 13 by position) and Rivals.com ranks Austin 73rd overall (No. 14 by position). Austin played AAU basketball for Team Philly which was run and coached by Lonnie Lowry and Warren Greene.
"Brandon Austin is a tremendous athlete and we are excited that he is going to be a Friar," Cooley stated. "He has been part of winning programs and knows what it takes to have success. Those qualities are important to us as we build Providence College basketball. He will be a key part of our success."
Austin becomes the second student-athlete to sign with the Friars during the early signing period as Rodney Bullock signed his NLI last week. Bullock, a 6-foot-7-inch, 210-pound forward attends Kecoughtan High School in Virginia.