Grace Prep's Austin just misses double-double

March, 28, 2012
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Arlington Grace Prep star Isaiah Austin fell right into the rhythm of the 2012 McDonald’s All-American game with ease.

In what turned out to be a dunkfest from both squads, Austin flushed several put-back dunks as part of his 10 points and eight rebounds on the night, leading to a 106-102 victory for his West team.

The Baylor commit added two assists and one steal to his final line in 17 minutes of play and looked right at home in the Baylor-esque green and neon yellow West squad uniforms.

Austin came off the bench in the first wave of substitutions in the first half and began his scoring by gathering up a loose ball around the free throw line and hitting a fadeaway jumper.

On the other end of the spectrum was Flower Mound Marcus’ Marcus Smart, who didn’t hit a field goal on the night and finished with one point in 20 minutes.

However, he did have an impact in other areas, pulling down six rebounds and dishing out five assists, including one alley-oop lob to game MVP and No. 2 recruit Shabazz Muhammad out of Las Vegas.

Muhammad, who is still uncommitted, claimed the award with a 21-point, six-rebound performance.

The West squad jumped to a 21-point lead in the second half, but the East rallied to within four points. One last defensive stop, with both Austin and Smart on the bench, held off the East attack to secure the win.
Travis L. Brown covers high schools for ESPNDallas.com. He is a graduate of TCU, where he was sports editor of the student paper, The Daily Skiff.

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