Former Imhotep star Austin suspended at Providence
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.
"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.