Top 2006 PG Not Focused on Recruiting

Last year he used the Tournament of Champions as a coming out party of sorts with impressive performances all weekend long. This year rising junior Darryl Augustine simply started to build on that reputation.

"It's been a lot of fun here this weekend," said 2006 point guard Darryl Augustine. "I think the more I play, the more people are going to get a chance to see what I can do."

While leading his New Orleans Jazz squad to a tournament championship round appearance before falling to a loaded Spiece Indy Heat team, the 6-foot-0, 165 floor general showcased a variety of ways to score and distribute to any number of options on the offensive end.

That's something people don't really know about me," said Augustine. "I've got so many talented teammates on this team that people forget that I can score when I need to. But that's OK, I mean as long as we're winning that's all that matters."

After being named to the Adidas ABCD Camp All-Star game in 2003, Augustine said he began seeing interest from a number of high major players including Duke, LSU, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Wake Forest. However don't expect him to begin really getting serious with recruiting any time soon.

"I've got a long time before I think about that, but I know I like all of those schools a lot. With Duke you've got the best coach in the game and they put their point guards in a position to really be successful. North Carolina has a lot of tradition and look like they are on the way back. LSU is my hometown program and I know a lot about them, and Kentucky is also up there, but I'm open to everything at this point."

As a junior Darryl averaged 26.6 points and just under seven assists per game for Brother Martin High in New Orleans.


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