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Former Imhotep star Austin suspended at Providence

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Brandon Austin, a prized recruit from Imhotep Charter, has been suspended indefinitely from the Providence men's basketball team along with a teammate for what the college termed "not upholding their responsibilities as student-athletes."

Austin and fellow freshman Rodney Bullock were suspended from game action with the team, the school announced Wednesday.

"We hold our student-athletes to very high standards," Providence coach Ed Cooley said in a statement. "We are disappointed in some of the choices that Brandon and Rodney have made."

A 6-foot-6 guard, Austin led Imhotep to the Class AAA state championship last season by averaging 17 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 4.2 assists.

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  • He could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

    "I don't know what it's about," Imhotep coach Andre Noble said of the suspension. ". . . Obviously, we're just hoping for the best for Brandon and his family."

    The Friars will open the season Friday against Boston College.

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