Dufault competing with Athletes in ActionBOULDER, Colo. — Killdeer High School graduate Austin Dufault is one of 10 men’s college basketball players who have been chosen to compete with Athletes in Action on a two-week tour of Macedonia and Kosovo in Eastern Europe from May 25-30.
BOULDER, Colo. — Killdeer High School graduate Austin Dufault is one of 10 men’s college basketball players who have been chosen to compete with Athletes in Action on a two-week tour of Macedonia and Kosovo in Eastern Europe from May 25-30.
The University of Colorado senior-to-be will play on the team departs May 19 with the team and begin a four-day training camp in Strumica, Macedonia.
The team will play a round-robin tournament May 25-30 against the Macedonia Under-20 national team, the Holland U-20 national team and selected professionals players from Poland and Bulgaria. The team concludes its tour May 31 against the Kosovo national team in Kosovo’s capital, Pristina.
The 6-foot-9 Dufault is a three-year starter at power forward and center for the Buffaloes and will be one of four seniors on the team in 2011-12. He started all 38 games last season, averaging 6.6 points and 4.2 rebounds as he helped Colorado to the National Invitation Tournament semifinals and a school-record 24 wins.
Entering the 2011-12 campaign, Dufault is among the school’s all-time leaders in a number of categories including seventh in starts (95); 20th in minutes played (2,464); and 34th in games played (100). Dufault is also 46th in rebounding (370) and tied for 63rd in scoring (678 points).
Other players selected to the team include Cory Jefferson and A.J. Walton of Baylor, Jordan Juenemann and Jeff Withey of Kansas, Florida’s Scottie Wilbekin, Indiana State’s Jake Kitchell, Mercer’s Langston Hall and Northwestern State’s William Mosley. The group will be coached by Baylor director of basketball operations Tim Maloney.
The squad is one of eight Athletes In Action international-touring men’s and women’s basketball teams this summer.