June 28, 2010

Local Player Gets Offer From BC

It's safe to say that Zach Auguste had a pretty good weekend this past weekend. The 6'9, 2012 recruit received his first really big offer of his recruitment on Sunday when Boston College Coach Steve Donahue offered him a scholarship at BC's Elite Camp.

"They definitely are the biggest team to offer me so far. I was really excited when they did that. I had fun there. It's a beautiful campus actually and I liked the campus a lot," said Auguste.

Along with BC, the Mass Rivals AAU player has some offers from some other area schools in UMass, Quinnipiac, and Holy Cross. Auguste also is getting serious attention from some other teams who have yet to offer him.

"I'm hearing from Pittsburgh, Penn State, Syracuse, URI, and Rice," said Auguste.

For now, the Eagles will have to keep recruiting Auguste hard, as he doesn't have any favorites yet and says that all of the schools after him are potential landing spots.
Auguste says that a strong relationship with the coaching staff is important to him.

"I want to have a good relationship with the coaches, and I want the campus to catch my eye," said Auguste.

Luckily for the Eagles, Auguste's opinion of coach Donahue is definitely positive.

"I can tell he's a really good coach. I like the way he coaches and I could see myself playing for him," said Auguste.

As with any basketball recruit, the summer will be busy for Auguste. Aside from his stop at BC he has a few other things lined up.

"I haven't gotten any other visits planned yet but I will be soon. I'm going to the New England Elite 75 camp and also will be playing in some AAU Tournaments," said Auguste.

Auguste has been getting the attention of coaches as of late, as his game has been improving at a steady pace. Many evaluators have commented positively on Auguste's athleticism and his ability to get up and down the floor for a player his height (6'9"). The positive press hasn't made Auguste over confident though, and there are several things he's working in on the summer.

"I'm trying to get better with my ball handling and dribbling, and trying to use my left hand more. I'll be working on both of those this summer," said Auguste.

Auguste will be playing for New Hampshire Prep this winter after playing for Marlborough High.

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