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Student-Athlete of the Week: Austin Rathburn

Series: Niwot boys basketball | Story 8

February 12, 2020

Jocelyn Rowley

Senior Austin Rathburn has average 13.3 points and more than nine rebounds for Niwot over the last three games.

In seventh grade, Austin Rathburn realized that his ultimate height was destined to be several derivations from the norm, so he set his sights on the sport that tends to favor those so gifted. Now several years and several growth spurts later, the even-keeled senior is the Niwot basketball team's starting center and, at a towering 6-feet 5-inches, one of the hardest players to defend in the Northern League.

"In our conference, he's tied for double-doubles, and in the last game, he was [close to] his sixth," Niwot head coach Clay Wittrock said of the senior, who is in his third season with...

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