Grand Rapids, MI – The Tigers have signed Austin Fader out of Akron-Fairgove High School. The 6’9″ post player averaged 21 points to go along with 10.5 rebound per game this past season. He also blocked 5 shots per game.
This season, Austin became the all-time shot blocker at Akron-Fairgrove. He also broke the school record for blocked shots in a game with 10 this year. For his efforts this year, he was selected to the 1st Team All Conference Team. Austin was selected as a Class D All Stater and a BCAM (Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan) All State selection.
“We have been talking with Austin and his family for quite a while and we are so happy that they have made Grace their choice,” said Head Coach Gary Bailey. “It was great getting to know them during their campus visit and making sure we were all on the same page. It is a great fit for both the Grace family and the Fader family. Austin is a genuine guy and we look forward to getting him started this fall.”
“I chose Grace to further my education in Exercise Science. As I toured the campus, I felt a connection with the coaches, students, faculty, and players. It is a privelege and honor to be recruited by a God oriented college that puts God first. – Austin Fader
Austin’s parent are Jim and Kelly Fader. He has a brother, Travis and a sister, Kaitlyn.