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45 Austin Katstra
Austin  Katstra

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Charlottesville, Va.

High School:
Albemarle

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 214

Position:
F


HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year letterwinner from 2014-17 for head coach Greg Maynard at Albemarle High School from 2014-17
• Named 2016-17 Virginia 5A State Player of the Year after averaging 21 points and 10 rebounds
• Earned first team All-State, All-Region, All-Conference and All-District honors during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons
• Finished high school career as Albemarle's all-time leading scorer (1,898) and rebounder (991)
• Helped Albemarle reach the Virginia state high school semifinals in 2016 and 2017
• Averaged 14.8 points and 8.7 rebounds as a junior in 2015-16
• Led Albemarle to a 90-27 record as a four-year starter and three-time captain
• Four-time Albemarle team MVP
• Three-time Conference 16 Player of the Year
• First freshman to start a game in Albemarle High School boys basketball history

PERSONAL
• Austin Dirk Katstra
• Born in Charlottesville, Va.
• Parents are Dirk and Michelle Katstra
• Has one brother, Ryan, and one sister, Ryleigh
• Father, Dirk, played basketball for UVA from 1988-91
• Grandfather, Richard Katstra, played basketball for UVA from 1962-64
• Member of math, science, history and English National Honor societies
• Enjoys fantasy football, hanging out with friends, the beach, traveling and video games
• Chose Virginia because of his love for the school and to fulfill a lifelong dream of playing at UVA
• Career goals are to work in counter terrorism
• Volunteers with Neighbor-4-Neighbors food drive and Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, works high school basketball camps and assists with church picnics
• Also recruited by American, Belmont, Cornell, James Madison, Ohio and Princeton
• Intends to major in public policy

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