Nate Austin
Forward 33
245 lbs.
Last School
Lone Peak High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Randy and Leslie Austin
  • Served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in McAllen, Texas
  • Also recruited by Boise State and Utah State

At Lone Peak High School

  • Helped Lone Peak to a 22-3 record as a senior
  • Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior
  • Averaged 11.5 points while helping the Knights to a trip to the state title game in 2009
  • Helped Lone Peak win the 2008 state title
  • Played with former Cougars Tyler Haws and Josh Sharp at Lone Peak
  • Coached by Quincy Lewis
  • Played for Salt Lake Metro club team directed by Dave Hammer and coached by Marty Haws
  • At Las Vegas Spring Showcase scored 24 points and grabbed 22 rebounds in a gold bracket quarterfinal game


  • McAllen , Texas
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2011-2012

  • Played in every game this season and started 1 game
  • Posted season highs of 15 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks
  • Tied for 10th in the WCC in offensive rebounds in league games
  • Career-high 15 points came on 7 of 8 shooting vs. Weber State
  • Hit 3-pointers in four-straight games (Northern Arizona, Oregon, Weber State, Utah)
  • Averaged 4.1 points and 3.8 rebounds and added 15 blocks and 9 steals
  • Shot .553 from the field and .304 from three
Sophmore Year 2012-2013

  • Was 17th in the WCC in rebounding, 13th in blocked shots, 9th in offensive rebounds
  • Played in all 36 games and started 7, including the last 5-straight
  • Recorded 3-plus steals once and at least one block in 14 games
  • Recorded double-figure rebounds once, against Baylor in the final game of the season
  • Led the team in rebounding 4 times
  • Posted season highs of 9 points (at Gonzaga, vs. Baylor), 11 rebounds (vs. Baylor), 4 assists (vs. Eastern New Mexico), 3 steals (at Iowa State) and 3 blocks (twice)
  • Averaged 3.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 0.6 blocks, shot .477 from the field and .585 from the free throw line
  • Hit 14 of 22 from the field (.636) in the last 8 games of the season
Junior Year 2013-2014

  • Ranked 53rd in the nation in total rebounds and 97th in rebounds per game
  • Ranked 3rd in the WCC in rebounding, 4th in offensive rebounds, 5th in defensive rebounds and 11th in blocks
  • In the BYU record book, totaled the 3rd most offensive rebounds in a season, 2nd most personal fouls in a season and 5th most games started in a season
  • Posted season highs of 12 points (at Stanford), 16 rebounds (San Francisco), 4 assists (Prairie View A&M), 4 steals (Prairie View A&M), 3 blocks (North Texas), 5 field goals made (at Stanford) and 5 free throws made (at Portland)
  • Scored in double figures twice, had double figure rebounds 10 times, had 1 double-double and had 3-plus steals once and 3-plus blocks once
  • Led the team in rebounding 17 times and assists once
  • Averaged 3.8 assists, 7.9 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.9 blocks and shot .545 from the field and .654 from the free throw line
Senior Year 2015-2016

  • A team captain
  • Received the most Inspirational Player Award at the annual team banquet
  • Received the Dale McCann Spirit of Sport Award at the Y Awards
  • In the BYU record book, concluded his career 1st in games played, 2nd in offensive rebounds, 5th in victories played in and T-10th in blocks
  • Posted season highs of 9 points (at LMU), 14 rebounds (at Saint Mary's), 2 assists (4 times), 3 steals (at LMU) and 3 blocks (twice)
  • Had double figure rebounds 4 times, 3-plus steals once and 3-plus blocks twice
  • Led BYU in rebounds 5 times
  • Received 2015-16 Dale McCann Spirit of Sport Award at annual Y Awards
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year 2014-2015

Medical Redshirt Year 2014-2015

  • \r\n Started all 10 games played
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  • \r\n Posted season highs of 8 points (Arkansas-Little Rock), 11 rebounds (Arkansas-Little Rock), 3 assists (twice), 2 steals (Arkansas-Little Rock) and 2 blocks (Long Beach State)
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  • \r\n Had 6 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assist and 2 blocks vs. Long Beach State
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  • \r\n Totaled 8 points, 11 rebounds and 2 steals vs. Arkansas-Little Rock
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  • \r\n Posted 5 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal at Utah State
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  • \r\n Suffered a season-ending hamstring injury vs. Utah on Dec. 10, 2014
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  • \r\n Led the team in rebounds 3 times
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