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Posted On: 06/28/18 12:00 PM
At 6-foot-9 and with some skill to boot, Eagle big-man Austin Hayhurst is a guy that could see his recruitment begin to swell this summer.
His sheer size alone will make him an intriguing prospect for college coaches, and his skill-set is still developing.
“I’m pretty good at posting up and finishing around the rim off of offensive rebounds. And defensively, I’m good in the post. I’m also a decent outside shooter for a guy my size,” said Hayhurst.
He injured himself very early into his junior season with a stress fracture in his tibia. And was able to return for offseason ball in April.
Hayhurst will be using his summer to get back into peak form, and prepare himself for what could be a breakout season with the Mustangs.
“Next season should be a lot better than last year,” said Hayhurst. “The way I see it, I think my role will be as the main post guy, starting pretty much every game; getting rebounds, finishing around the rim, and providing points and that kind of stuff.”
This summer, Hayhurst will play continue playing with Idaho Select 17U, which he played with in April and May tourneys.
“Spring went pretty well considering I was out for awhile (because of my injury),” said Hayhurst. “I started making some more strides, and since I’d been back into it awhile, I’ve gotten a lot better.”
The summer before senior season is a time when recruitment picks up for a lot of guys. Hayhurst hopes that happens for him this July.
So far, he’s got some initial email interest from small-schools.
“I’m really excited to travel with my team and play this July,” said Hayhurst. “Honestly, I hope to get an offer, it’s really something I’ve wanted for awhile is to play college basketball.”