Austin Daye

Inside Biography

Austin Darren Daye is a professional American basketball player who plays in the NBA tournament. He was born on the 5th of June, 1988 and is currently 27 years of age. He was born as the son of a basketball player and Coach Darren Daye and his mother Tamara Daye was a therapist as well as health expert. Born as the couple’s only child, Austin grew up at their place in California and from a young age lived in his sportsman father’s shadow. He attended the local Woodbridge High School in Irvine. Not a very bright student in his cla s s, he had a very good reading of basketball and was coached by John Halagan for his school’s U-15 team.

He played for the All-CIF Southern Sectional Division II team until he graduated from his school. Upon graduation, he applied to play college level basketball for the Gonzaga College, and also signed the National Letter of Intent. With his impressive pitch record, he played for the Orange County Register first team, after having already played for their Boy Scout team. Austin was named the Sea View League Player and was also the most valuable player for his team. Born and raised in a Christian family, he follows the same religion. An American by nationality, Austin belongs to white ethnicity.

He joined Gonzaga College and played for the Freshman Team, making a brilliant debut to his college career. HE grabbed much recognition as he earned the All-WCC Honorable Mention honor as well as the WCC All-Freshman Team player for his blistering start. With an average of 13 points in around 34 games, he was the NABC Division I All-District 9 player and also received the All-WCC Honorable Mention honors, for the second year in a row. After some time, he was chosen by his college team to represent in the NBA, which was in the April of 2009 during his final two years of college eligibility.

He started his professional career in 2009 after signing his 2 year rookie contract with the Detroit Pistons. He played for them till 2011 and later went to join the Russian team BC Khimki for two months, during which he played in Russian Professional Basketball League. With rumors of his NBA lockout, he returned back to Detroit Pistons in the late 2011 and played in a couple of games. In the January of 2013, he along with is team mate Tayshaun Prince were transferred to Memphis Grizzlies. The two players were a part of the deal that also saw José Calderón and Rudy Gay move to Toronto. With hi contract on jeopardy, Daye in 2013 singed a new contract with Toronto Raptors but didn’t even play for even a year. In the February of 2014, he moved to San Antonio Spurs for a brief playing time, but he contributed his team to win the 2014 NBA titles against Miami Heat.  

Not much is known regarding the personal life of Austin. With most of his life and time focused on playing basketball, all the news regarding him are focused around the same subject as well. There are no rumors about his affairs and it is not sure whether or not he has a girlfriend. He however isn’t married as of yet and thus has got no children too. 

by sanjeet, 13 May, 2015

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