Freeman with Georgetown in 2007
May 6, 1989 |
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||226 lb (103 kg)|
|High school||DeMatha Catholic
|NBA draft||2011 / Undrafted|
|2011–2012||Fulgor Libertas Forlì|
|2014–2015||Upea Capo d'Orlando|
|2015||Titanes del Distrito Nacional|
|2015–2016||Bermè Viola Reggio Calabria|
|Career highlights and awards|
Austin Mambu Freeman, Jr. (born May 6, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Bermè Viola Reggio Calabria of the Italian Serie A2 Citroën. He played college basketball at Georgetown University.
High school & college career
He played college basketball with Georgetown, playing in the Big East Conference of the NCAA Division I, from 2007 to 2011. Prior to the 2010–11 season, Freeman was named the pre-season Big East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year. He would not win the end-of season award, though he did make the All-Big East First Team.
Freeman joined the New Orleans Hornets for the 2012 NBA Summer League. In August 2012, he signed with Hapoel Eilat of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. In January 2013, he left Hapoel and moved to fellow Israeli side Maccabi Ashdod.
He joined the Indiana Pacers for the 2013 NBA Summer League, later re-signing with Maccabi Ashdod. After playing six games, he left the club in mid-November 2013, signing with the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League later that month.
On 27 June 2014, he signed a two-year deal with Upea Capo d'Orlando of the Italian Serie A. He left the side to join Acea Roma on 27 February 2015. At the end of the Serie A season, in May 2015, Freeman joined the Titanes del Licey of the Dominican Republic's LNB.
- "15 - Austin Freeman". GUHoyas.com. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- "Hansbrough wins Big East's top honor, Melvin takes Rookie of the Year". RealGM.com. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- FulgorLibertas Forlì signs rookie from Georgetown Austin Freeman
- Forlì officially replaces Austin Freeman with Terrence Roderick
- Hapoel Eilat lands Austin Freeman
- Maccabi Ashdod signs Austin Freeman
- Austin Freeman Player Profile – RealGM
- Orlandina announces Austin Freeman
- "Austin Freeman è un giocatore della Virtus Roma" [Austin Freeman is a Virtus Roma player]. VirtusRoma.it (in Italian). 27 February 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- Austin Freeman signs with Titanes Licey
- "La Viola apre il mercato col botto: ingaggiato Austin Freeman!" [Viola opens the transfer season with a bang: Austin Freeman is recruited!]. LegaPallacanestro.com (in Italian). 6 July 2015. Archived from the original on 8 July 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- "Long Island Nets Announce Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 1, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
- "Long Island Nets Deactivate Lazar Hayward Due To Injury, Acquire J.J. Moore and Waive Austin Freeman". NBA.com. November 15, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
- Austin Freeman of Georgetown has developed diabetes, which shouldn't affect basketball career