Austin Freeman

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Austin Freeman
Austin Freeman jump.jpg
Freeman with Georgetown in 2007
Free agent
Position Shooting guard
Personal information
Born (1989-05-06) May 6, 1989 (age 28)
Mitchellville, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school DeMatha Catholic
(Hyattsville, Maryland)
College Georgetown (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Fulgor Libertas Forlì
2012–2013 Hapoel Eilat
2013 Maccabi Ashdod
2013–2014 Iowa Energy
2014–2015 Upea Capo d'Orlando
2015 Acea Roma
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[edit]

Freeman attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland until 2007.[1]

He played college basketball with Georgetown, playing in the Big East Conference of the NCAA Division I, from 2007 to 2011.[1] 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.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Having gone undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft, Freeman signed with Fulgor Libertas Forlì of the Italian second division in July 2011.[3] He was released by the side in March 2012.[4]

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.[5] In January 2013, he left Hapoel and moved to fellow Israeli side Maccabi Ashdod.[6]

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.[7]

On 27 June 2014, he signed a two-year deal with Upea Capo d'Orlando of the Italian Serie A.[8] He left the side to join Acea Roma on 27 February 2015.[9] At the end of the Serie A season, in May 2015, Freeman joined the Titanes del Licey of the Dominican Republic's LNB.[10]

On 6 July 2015, he signed a one-year deal with Bermè Viola Reggio Calabria of the Italian second division Serie A2.[11]

On November 1, 2016, Freeman was acquired by the Long Island Nets of the NBA Development League,[12] but was waived on November 15 before playing a game for the Nets.[13]


During his junior year at Georgetown, Freeman was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.[14]


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