Boise State is not known for landing high level basketball recruits on a consistent basis, but over the weekend the Broncos landed four-star guard Paris Austin. Austin is from Oakland, California, and played at Bishop O'Dowd High School and he plays along five-star recruit Ivan Rabb. That pair led their school to the title game of the CIF Open Division tournament this past season.
The 5-foot-11-inch guard is ranked as the 142nd player per Rivals and has the potential to help bring in some immediate help in the back court as Anthony Drmic and Derrick Marks are both seniors and will not be around next season. So, there is the chance that Austin could see time early in his true freshman season.
"I am truly blessed to have this opportunity and to be able to play at a high level," Paris said as he made his announcement on Instagram. "Without god and my parents above me none of this could be possible, I am blessed."
He chose Boise State over Montana and Saint Mary's. He also had offers from Utah State, Florida State, Pacific, San Jose State and Tulsa.
I just would like to say thank you to all the coaches that recruited over the years but I've decided to go play in the mountain west and attend Boise st University . I am truly blessed to have this opportunity and to be able to play at a high level. Without god and my parents above me none of this could be possible, I am blessed #bleedblue #broncos
On his AAU team, Austin played with multiple Division I prospects, including Chase Jeter (Duke) and Bennie Boatwright (USC). This past summer he averaged 10.1 points and 4.2 rebounds.
Scouting reports like him as a point guard despite his size, which is less than 6 feet tall, as he has length and athleticism to make up for being a smaller player; plus he is smart with his decision making abilities.
Austin just might be one of the highest rated recruit to ever commit to Boise State in basketball.
Here are some highlights of Austin: