We recently finished an interview with the #2 overall prospect in the class of 2012, Isaiah Austin (Baylor). Austin attends Grace Preparatory Academy in Texas and is a center who stands at 7’0”, 200. He talked to us about why he chose Baylor, who he looks forward to playing with, and much more so make sure you check on Monday to see the full transcript of our interview with him. To see why he’s such a highly touted recruit, check out our evaluation of him below:
2. Isaiah Austin C (Baylor)- Austin is similar to Drummond in the sense that he is a seven footer and has the perimeter skills of a wing player. For his size, he has outstanding ball-handling skills and slashing ability causing him to be a nightmare match-up and has a solid low-post game. He is also a great rebounder and shot-blocker and can make the perimeter shot. The biggest area he needs to work on is getting stronger. It will help him become a better rebounder and defender against other lost-post players. Also, as does every other big man in the country, Austin needs to improve his post-game. He can score over smaller defenders but when he faces guys who are just a couple of inches taller he will need have a variety of post moves. The bottom-line for him is that he is versatile with a lot of potential and has good hands and timing which is important for a big man. Look for him to be an immediate starter for the Bears and to be an impact player as a freshman.