Austin Freeman

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Austin Freeman
Austin Freeman jump.jpg
Freeman with Georgetown in 2007
No. 32 – San Carlos
PositionShooting guard
LeagueTorneo de Baloncesto Superior
Personal information
Born (1989-05-06) May 6, 1989 (age 30)
Mitchellville, Maryland
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High schoolDeMatha Catholic
(Hyattsville, Maryland)
CollegeGeorgetown (2007–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2012Fulgor Libertas Forlì
2012–2013Hapoel Eilat
2013Maccabi Ashdod
2013–2014Iowa Energy
2014–2015Upea Capo d'Orlando
2015Acea Roma
2015Titanes del Distrito Nacional
2015–2016Bermè Viola Reggio Calabria
2017–2018Cañeros del Este
2018–presentSan Carlos
Career highlights and awards

Austin Mambu Freeman, Jr. (born May 6, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for San Carlos of the Dominican Torneo de Baloncesto Superior (TBS). 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]

In June 2017, he joined the Cañeros del Este of Dominican Republic for the 2017 LNB season.[14]

In April 2018, Freeman signed with San Carlos of the Dominican Torneo de Baloncesto Superior (TBS), making his debut in April 27 in an 89–88 win over Mauricio Baez.[15]

Personal[edit]

During his junior year at Georgetown, Freeman was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.[16]

The Basketball Tournament[edit]

Austin Freeman played for Jack Attack in the 2018 edition of The Basketball Tournament. He scored 9 points and had 2 assists in the team's first-round loss to Hall In.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "15 - Austin Freeman". GUHoyas.com. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Hansbrough wins Big East's top honor, Melvin takes Rookie of the Year". RealGM.com. 8 March 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  3. ^ FulgorLibertas Forlì signs rookie from Georgetown Austin Freeman
  4. ^ Forlì officially replaces Austin Freeman with Terrence Roderick
  5. ^ Hapoel Eilat lands Austin Freeman
  6. ^ Maccabi Ashdod signs Austin Freeman
  7. ^ Austin Freeman Player Profile – RealGM
  8. ^ Orlandina announces Austin Freeman
  9. ^ "Austin Freeman è un giocatore della Virtus Roma" [Austin Freeman is a Virtus Roma player]. VirtusRoma.it (in Italian). 27 February 2015. Archived from the original on 3 March 2015. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  10. ^ Austin Freeman signs with Titanes Licey
  11. ^ "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.
  12. ^ "Long Island Nets Announce Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. November 1, 2016. Archived from the original on November 4, 2016. Retrieved November 20, 2016.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "Caneros de La Romana tabs Austin Freeman". Eurobasket.com. June 1, 2017. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  15. ^ "Regular Season Round 9: Mauricio Baez - San Carlos 88-89". Eurobasket.com. April 27, 2018. Retrieved May 5, 2018.
  16. ^ Austin Freeman of Georgetown has developed diabetes, which shouldn't affect basketball career

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