Austin Dasent of Charlotte, North Carolina, is shown above signing a letter of intent to play basketball at South Georgia Technical College in Americus, GA for the 2014 – 2015 basketball season.
South Georgia Tech Jets sign Austin Dasent from North Carolina for 2014 – 2015 basketball season
Saturday June 28, 2014
Austin Dasent, a freshman from Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at South Georgia Technical College for the 2014 – 2015 season, announced Jets head basketball coach Douglas Byrd.
Dasent is a 6’ 2” combination guard. He averaged 18.6 points per game as a high school senior with five rebounds, 4.3 assists per game and an average of 2.6 steals per game. He is a 37% three point shooter and hit 77% of his free throws.
As a junior, Austin was a member of Northside Christian Academy that finished the year 32-2 and won the 2A state title. In his four years of varsity basketball, his teams posted combined records of 101-12. Austin also played travel basketball with national power Team Charlotte which was coached by former NBA player Jeff McInnis.
“Austin has the potential to be a great basketball player and I think that he will be an asset to South Georgia Tech and the Jets,” said South Georgia Technical College Jets head basketball player Douglas Byrd.
When asked what made him select South Georgia Technical College, Austin replied, “I felt good about the vision and passion of Coach Byrd and was impressed with the campus and faculty and staff that I met during my visit recently.”
This will be Coach Byrd’s first season as the head coach at South Georgia Technical College, but he has been an assistant with the program for the past two and a half seasons. In his first full season as an assistant coach, the Jets posted a 22-10 record and last season the Jets had their best record in the history of the men’s program since basketball was reinstated at SGTC in 2001 with a 29 – 5 overall record.
Byrd was a key factor in the Jets winning the 2013 – 2014 GCAA conference title, the NJCAA Region XVII Tournament championship and helping the Jets qualify for a trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas, this past season where the team finished among the top 16 teams in the nation.