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Petal's Dejuan Austin Signs with William Carey

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Dejuan Austin will continue his basketball career in college, and he will keep wearing the same colors. The Petal senior guard signed to play college basketball at William Carey University on Friday.

Austin was a three year starter for head coach Kyle Roane at Petal, and he led the Panthers in scoring his senior year averaging 19.3 points per game. He now will head just a few miles down the road to play for Crusaders' head coach Steve Knight, and Austin say's he is glad he can stay close to home. "I can't leave my mom and my sisters for too long," Austin said. "William Carey is a good Christian school, they're big on education, so that's what me and my family talked about first and foremost."

Austin joins a William Carey team that has made a run to the NAIA national tournament the past two years and finished the past season with a 28-3 overall record. The William Carey signee said he is excited to join a successful program with great coaches. "I love their coaching staff. I give thanks to Coach Knight and Coach Fletcher for giving me the opportunity to extend my basketball career because a lot of players don't get to say that."

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