Former Jackson Community College player apparently declares for NBA Draft

May 3, 2012 in JUCO

By Patrick Hayes

There was an interesting name on the early entrant list for the 2012 NBA Draft released by the NBA today:

Erik Austin Jackson CC (MI) 6-3 Freshman
Harrison Barnes North Carolina 6-8 Sophomore

I opened that list and glanced over it, ‘Erik Austin, Harrison Barnes … wait what?’ Austin a 6-foot-3 forward, played in eight games for Jackson Community College in 2010-11, tallying eight points and shooting 19 percent, according to his NJCAA stats. He went to high school at Jackson Christian. Austin is probably not the next Qyntel Woods or Kedrick Brown or Cory Hightower — guys who went straight from JUCO to getting picked in the NBA Draft — but we definitely wish him well in his quest.