One of the better floor generals in the country is only a sophomore. But, Larry Austin certainly doesn't play like one.
The s 6-foot-1 four-star point guard from Springfield (Ill.) Lanphier isn't just talented as a ball handler, he's an impressive communicator on the floor.
"I guess it's just natural," Austin told Rivals.com. "My parents talk about it all the time and I'm a friendly kind of guy off the court so it's just natural for me to communicate on the floor."
A dynamic player with the ball, Austin has an explosive burst about him that makes him tough to contain. He doesn't mind playing physically and is a good scorer at the rim.
Best of all, he's a team guy all the way.
"I think I run a team pretty well and that I get guys open," said Austin. "I'm trying to work on my shot a little more. It's good, but I'm trying to get it more consistent."
Even though he's only a sophomore, Austin has offers from Illinois and DePaul while the likes of Missouri, Ohio State, Tennessee, Kansas State, Memphis and others have stopped by to show interest.
"It feels good," said Austin of all of the attention. "But, I have to stay humble at all times and not get a big head about it thinking that I've already made it or something."
With all of the early attention, Austin could end his recruitment if he wanted. However, for now he's thinking that he'll take his time with things.
"I've thought about it but I want to go through the process and not rush," said Austin. "We are going to look at the education, do their guys go to the next level and who do they have coming in with me and already at my position."