Two-sport athlete, also competes in high jump on Baylor track & field squad ... Was ranked No. 1 nationally among high schoolers in 2012 with 7-1 high jump ... Father, Charles Austin, won gold with Olympic record 7-10 high jump at 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games.
Four-year letterwinner for coaches Rob Shivers and David Norris at San Marcos (Texas) High School ... Earned District 25-5A MVP honors after averaging 20 points and 12.6 rebounds per game as senior ... Helped 2011-12 Rattlers to 23-11 record and Bi-District playoffs ... Led team to 18-13 record in 2010-11 junior season, averaging 15.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game ... Won Texas UIL 5A 2012 state title with 7-0 high jump ... Was ranked No. 1 nationally among high schoolers after clearing 7-1 at Texas Southern Relays ... Career-best high jump was 7-2 at 2011 Texas UIL District 25-5A meet.
Full name is Allex Thomas Austin ... Born Nov. 25, 1993, in San Marcos, Texas ... Son of Charles Austin and Kim Corbin ... Father won gold medal at 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, won 1990 NCAA high jump crown at Texas State and holds American high jump record at 7-10 1/2 ... Major is undecided ... Two-sport athlete, also competes in high jump for Baylor track & field team ... Career ambition is to compete in Olympics in track & field and play in NBA.