Kyle Chilton | Posted: 16 Jun 2015 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Austin to return for 2015-16 season

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PROVO, Utah – BYU forward Nate Austin has been granted a medical hardship waiver from the West Coast Conference and will be eligible for a fifth season.

“Having Nate back for this season will be a big boost for our team,” BYU coach Dave Rose said. “His experience will help us on both ends of the floor. Nate brings great enthusiasm and leadership so we’re excited to have him back.”

Austin, who will be a redshirt senior this coming season, played in 10 games in 2014-15 before suffering a season-ending hamstring injury on Dec. 10. The Alpine, Utah, native started all 10 games played and averaged 3.0 points and 5.6 rebounds.

In four seasons with the Cougars, Austin has played in 116 games and started 53. He owns career averages of 3.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and has totaled 71 blocks and 63 steals.

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