Austin plays high school ball for arguably the top basketball program in the country: Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha Catholic. Last season he led them to a 34-1 record, city title, and no. 4 ranking in the country in USA Today’s final rankings. He averaged 20 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists a game and made the Washington Post and Washington Examiner 1st Team All-Metro.
He also plays for arguably the top summer program in the country: DC Assault. In 2006, DC Assault finished as one of the top 4 teams of the summer along with the SoCal All-Stars, D1 Greyhounds, and Mean Streets Express. Austin’s outstanding summer play catapulted his status from a top-30 player to a top 10-player in the 2007 class.
He was outstanding at Nike Camp where he finished as the top player in our FAB 50 rankings, and followed that up with a strong showing in Las Vegas where he led his team to the title game at the Adidas Super 64 tournament.
Effortless scorer that finds holes in the defense and exposes them. He can drop 20 points in a game and never take a contested shot because he picks his spots so well. From the outside he is one of the top shooters in the country and shoots equally well off-the-catch and off-the-dribble. He just gets better as he gets closer to the hoop and has enough athleticism to throw down a dunk in traffic. In addition to being a huge scoring threat, he is well built and uses his body to get tough rebounds and makes good decisions and smart passes.
1/6/2007- Austin Freeman scored 27 points in DeMatha's loss to OJ Mayo and Huntington High.
12/30/2006- Austin led DeMatha to a 57-49 victory over nationally ranked St. Patrick in the title game of the Academy National Invitational in Houston, TX. He scored 21 points in the championship game.