• Ben Hall

4-Star Shooting Guard Austin Crowley Talks About His Commitment to Ole Miss

Updated: Oct 19, 2019

Shooting guard Austin Crowley committed to Ole Miss in April after he took an official visit to Oxford.


“Man being a Mississippi kid and having anybody look up to them is a blessing! Many people don’t make it out of Mississippi so any little support is big time,” Crowley said about being a role model that many kids look up to from the Mississippi area.

Crowley previously was committed to Vanderbilt. But after Bryce Drew was fired, Crowley asked to be released from his national letter of intent.


“I get a chance to play for the Coach of the Year and I’m closer to home so my family can come to the games whenever they want.” Crowley said when asked why Ole Miss was a better fit for him than Vanderbilt.


The 6’6, 175 pound shooting guard is listed as a 4 star recruit on 247 Sports.


After spending 2 years at West Point High School, Crowley transferred to Sunrise Christian Academy.


“It helped me improve my game in all aspects," Crowley said about what Sunrise Christian has done for him. "I’ve become more mature way faster than I would have been if I stayed at my old high school.” Crowley said about what Sunrise Christian has done for him."


As a senior, Crowley averaged 11.4 points per game and helped lead Sunrise Christian to the Geico High School Nationals.

 

Crowley played for Woodz Elite in the EYBL during the summer. He averaged 7.5 points per game in the EYBL and 6.8 points per game in the 2018 Peach Jam.


“You play against the best competition every game so it helps you get prepared for the next level,” Crowley said when asked on how the EYBL helped him develop as a player.


For Austin Crowley, Ole Miss seems to be the perfect fit.


“Staying close to home and being able to still play in a league like the SEC is huge! So you can say it’s a dream”


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