CA. reader, I think the reason Nate doesn't take more 3-point shots
is that last year's 3-of-15 (20%) figure is much more accurate than this
year's 2-of-4. I frankly prefer my 6'11" guys to score in the
paint where they can use their considerable height advantage; any outside shots
he takes should be an exception to the rule (as they are this year) rather than
Nate Austin is two Navy Seals in one body. Not flashy, but you turn around and
the job is done.
The improvements made by Austin from last year to this season are remarkable
with the biggest being getting in position. He's a good guy who works hard
and fulfills his role. I too have noticed his hesitance in taking open shots
from a variety of places on the floor. If you're open, shoot that thing!
Way to go, Nate!!
Amen. Nate was a boards beast and collected everything that came even close to
his paws. He is coming into his own. I see that BYU is still in the top 50 in
Last week the DNews called Worthington a hero, and this week the DNews saws
Austin shines. Maybe my definitions of "hero" and "shine" are
different, but in my opinion Austin was the hero of this game. Last week
Worthington merely shined. Worthington's heroics were nothing compared to
what Austin did against SF. This was Austin's finest game as a Cougar.
Nate, you were the hero, MVP and star of the game.
Nate Austin is such a good three point shooter that I wonder why Dave Rose
doesn't run plays for him. When he hits one, it is a real downer for the
other team. He never seems to look for his shot even when he is wide open.
Austin quietly changes the character of the game. He intimidates and has learned
to do so while keeping the personal fouls under control. His opponents get
irritated and unnecessarily foul. It's an art he has learned well.
You gotta love the guy. He does is best. He cares. He works hard. He
continues to improve. My favorite player on the team.
Thanks, Dick for a great article on my favorite player! Nate just goes about
his role workman like amongst the "stars" of Haws, Carlino and