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Basketball Recruiting

2024's Austin Swartz gaining national attention, talks recruitment.

January 7, 2023

In the 2024 class, we’ve seen some of the most underrated prospects continue to lay under the radar. North Carolina native Austin Swartz is one of those underrated prospects, but, the chance of him staying under the radar is slim as he’s starting to draw tons of national buzz.

The 6-foot-5 prospect playing at the Cannon School in North Carolina has been gaining tons of offers and interest across high-major conferences over the last few weeks, deservingly so.

Swartz has asserted himself as an elite shotmaker, someone who on the offensive end can play multiple roles whether that’s knocking down shots, setting up his teammates, or creating space off the ball. He’s a very enticing prospect, and also very capable on the defensive end.

At The George Lynch Invitational, Swartz put up 22.5 points per game on 62% shooting from the field. It was an outing that drew the attention of multiple coaches, leading to scholarship offers, and also leading to possible visits somewhere down the line.

I don’t think it will be very long until we see his recruitment break out. For now, plenty of schools are in the mix, and an SEC program also locked in an unofficial visit with him for later this month. He discussed all of that and more with

Which schools are heavily involved?

“Clemson, Georgia, Illinois, and NC State.”

Are any new schools reaching out?

“Miami, Mississippi State, and Tennessee.”

Your thoughts on Illinois and what are they pitching to you?

“Illinois is an elite program. They put guys in a position to be successful and they love the way that I play and they believe that I can contribute to winning in their program. They believe in what I do which is the biggest thing.”

How about NC State? I’m sure you were impressed when you visited for the Duke game.

“Yes I was (emphatically). What Terquavion Smith was doing, they believe I can do the same thing. The way their offense is run and how they let their guards play, complements my game tremendously.”

And you said new interest from Tennessee, correct? Is anything there yet?

“Yes, I’m going for a visit on January 28th.”

Are any other visits planned at this moment?


Finally, how would you best break down your game?

“My game is very freestyle. I’m a combo guard who can do it at all three levels, along with great court vision.”

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