The West Coast Conference has granted Nate Austin a medical hardship waiver and will be eligible for a fifth season with the Cougars.
“Having Nate back for this season will be a big boost for our team,” said BYU Head Coach Dave Rose. “His experience will help us on both ends of the floor. Nate brings great enthusiasm and leadership, so we’re excited to have him back.”
Austin played 10 games in the 2014–2015 season before suffering a season-ending hamstring injury in December.
Austin started all 10 games he played in last year and averaged 3.0 points and 5.6 rebounds. In his four seasons with the Cougars, Austin has started 53 games and played in 116. He owns career averages of 3.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and has totaled 71 blocks and 63 steals.