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    Is he still growing?? I remember some speculation last year that he had grown a number of inches in about a year. On his rivals profile, it lists him as being 6'9. I know he has the length, but i cant help but to imagine how great he will be if he grows a couple more inches.
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    I think 6'9 would be the ideal height for a SF, which Austin will be playing. He isn't nearly big enough (in terms of weight and strength) to play PF at this time.

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    The official athletic site, GoZags.com, lists Austin as 6'10", 190 lbs.

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    Yeah, weight's the issue for Austin, not height.

    In a post on Rivals back in November, talking about NBA prospects outside the 5-star range (Austin has since been raised to 5 stars), Jerry Meyers said of Austin,

    Austin Daye - Think Tayshaun Prince. Much more of an offensive oriented player at this stage in his career, Daye has a similar body type as Prince (except Prince has a better wing span and broader shoulders). Daye is more of a pure shooter than Prince, but Daye is far behind Prince on the defensive end. I don't think he will ever be the type of defender that Prince is, but if Daye gets stronger and tougher, he will get a whole lot better on that side of the ball. Daye is the same height as Prince, but is a remarkable 30-pounds lighter than Prince. Another big positive for Daye is that his father, Darren, played in the NBA.
    BZ posted a great report by CDC84 on Austin's game back in January after he'd seen Austin play in person. It's definitely worth reading again. Link

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    I think he's maxed out. He had a tremendous growth spurt between soph and junior year. 6'10" might be fudging it. I think he's a legit 6'9". Time to grow "out" now, not "up."
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    I would say Austin is a legit 6-10, but even if he really is 6-9.5 or something, he's got a mighty wingspan. The combination of his height and wingspan makes him a matchup issue for opponents.

    I can tell you that he is no shorter than 6-9. He's taller than Adam for sure.

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    He looked a firm 6 ft 10inches when we looked him over this past Winter. He's REALLY tall. Outside of his amazing shooting, the one thing that stood out was that he was plenty taller than what I though he would be. Then , I saw him! No doubt he's ALL of his listed height.
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