Kodi Augustus is ready to hit the AAU circuit. The 6-foot-8, 200-pound small forward from Hightower High School in Houston, Texas gets started this weekend and he is hoping to make the most of his last go round on the countrywide tour.
"I love AAU. I'm glad we are getting starter this weekend for the Icebreaker. I just want to play hard and give my all and start strong," Augustus said. "I'm new to is all. Last year was my first year playing in it. My team (John Eurery's Houston Superstars) played pretty good and I want to make sure we do it again this year."
The four-star prospect from the class of 2007 is one of the more intriguing players in his class. Mixed with his size, athleticism and feathery touch from the perimeter, the Louisiana native will certainly be a magnet for high-majors. Augustus is ready to prove that he can play at the highest level.
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"A lot of people told me to work on my shooting and ball handling. I want to show that I can do a lot on the wing and play like that in college. Last year was really my first year on the circuit so this year I want to go out there and have a big time tournament and show the scouts what I am made of."
Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Texas, Southern Cal, Texas Tech and UConn are on his short list, Augustus said. But there is a pair of schools has risen to the top of his list.
"I like Illinois and Florida," Augustus said. "I like Illinois's style of play and they way they get out and run. I like Bruce Weber a lot too. He seems like a nice guy. Florida is the same way. Billy Donovan does a lot with his players. He has put a lot of players in the NBA Draft."
Augustus may have played in his last high school game in Texas. According to Eurery, his AAU coach, Augustus is headed to Lee Academy in Maine next year.