NBPA Camp: Austin Colbert Spotlight

Four-star forward Austin Colbert is working to narrow down his list.

Four-star forward Austin Colbert is someone who has been on the radar for a long time. The elite student and basketball player is taking a close look at his recruitment while also focusing on improving his game.

For 6-foot-8 and athletically gifted power forward like Colbert, making it to the NBPA Top 100 Camp was a major honor.

"It is a great honor and a once in a lifetime achievement to be at the NBA Top 100 Camp," said Colbert.

Always known as someone with a world of potential who was trying to put it together, Colbert says his game is really growing.

"I think my game has grown tremendously," said Colbert. "I think I have been able to establish my post game. I know it needs work, but at the same time it has improved. Also my jump shot has gotten better and I think I have improved my guard skills and my IQ to bring a guy out on the perimeter or take him in the post."

When it comes to his recruitment, Colbert says a lot of schools are making sure to stay in constant contact.

"Recruiting wise it is going real well," said Colbert. "I am steadily trying to narrow my list and see who likes me. I can't really pick one that has been giving me the most interest."

He continued, "So far I have been hearing from Seton Hall, Florida, Baylor, Georgetown, and Texas along with a lot of others."

During the season Colbert was able to make a trip down to Florida, and came away very impressed.

"I went to see their last home game against Kentucky," he said. "The visit was great. It was just when the kids got out of school, so it was me, the coaches, and my parents. I really enjoyed it."

Like the Gators, the Longhorns from Texas have also been very consistent in their recruiting of Colbert.

"Texas is a great program," Colbert explained. "Coach (Rick) Barnes and Coach (Rob) Lanier have a great thing going. I really appreciate them showing interest in me. They expect athletic long guys on their team, and I think I fit that well."

While Colbert didn't grow up in New Jersey, that is now home for him, and Seton Hall is working hard to use that to their advantage.

"That's home now," said Colbert. "It's where my parents and my brothers are, so they could come see me play. Seton Hall is just a home setting."

Right now Colbert is thinking of potentially making a decision near the end of July, and the school he chooses will be all about comfort.

"Where I feel most comfortable with the players and coaches at the end of the day, that is where I will go," said Colbert.


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