Austin Steed is a 27 year old 203cm forward from Hephzibah, Georgia playing his third professional season and second in Germany and first with Pro B team Artland Dragons. He started his basketball career in 2007 with S.Carolina (NCAA) where he played until 2010 playing a total of 67 NCAA games. He played his senior year at E.Carolina (NCAA) playing 15 games: 4.1ppg, 4.3rpg. He started his professional basketball career in 2012 with City Basket Recklinghausen (Germany-ProB) playing 24 games averaging 8.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 55.3%, FT: 73.5%. Last season he played for Baerum Basket (Norway-BLNO) playing 21 games averaging 14.2ppg, Reb-5(8.9rpg), 1.3apg, 1.6spg, Blocks-1(2.9bpg), FGP: 50.6%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 63.2%. He started this season with Olimpi Tbilisi (Georgia-Superleague) playing 13 games averaging 7.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.2apg, 1.3bpg, 2FGP: 41.2%, FT: 70.8%. He spoke to German Hoops before the playoff series against the Fraport Skyliners Juniors.
Austin thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. How glad are you to be playing professional again after not being able to play last season?
Very excited about being able to play again this season! Worked hard to get myself back to playing!
After spending your first two professional seasons in Germany and Norway, you have split this season in Georgia and Germany. What was the toughest thing about playing for two teams this season?
After adjusting to each team and the style of play it was pretty easy. At the end of the day it’s all basketball and what I love doing!