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John Auslander
Position: Graduate Assistant
Hometown: Herndon, Va.
High School: Herndon HS
Experience: 1st Year

Auslander returned to Maryland as a graduate assistant in the summer of 2014.

AS A SENIOR (2013-14): Appeared in nine games, making lone start of season on senior night vs. #5 Virginia (3/9)...knocked down a pair of free throws vs. Morgan State (11/29)...made season debut against Abilene Christian (11/13).

AS A JUNIOR (2012-13): Saw his first action of the season against Morehead State (11/12)... Scored three points and grabbed two rebounds in four minutes vs. UMES (12/5)... Played a season-high seven minutes and had two points vs. Monmouth (12/12)... Suffered a fractured left tibia in practice the week of Dec. 17 and missed the rest of the season.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-12): Winner of Tom McMillen Award for academic achievement on the team... Made his Maryland debut against UNCW (11/13), playing 5 minutes... Hit 3-point FG for first Maryland points in Puerto Rico vs. #15 Alabama (11/17... Hit 2 FTs in 5-minute stretch vs. Iona (11/20)... Season-highs in minutes (20), points (6), rebounds (1), assists (1) in win vs. FGCU (11/25).. Had 2 rebounds, assist in 10 minutes off the bench in BB&T win over Notre Dame (12/4)... Bucket in first half vs. Mount (12/7), also had rebound in 13 minutes off the bench... Had 4 minutes and went 0-for-2 at FT line at #6 UNC (2/29)... Had 2 minutes off the bench to start 2nd half vs. #24 UVa (3/4), grabbing a defensive board... Had 2 defensive boards in 2 minutes off the bench vs. #4 UNC in ACC Quarters (3/9), matching season-high.

BEFORE MARYLAND - Sat out the 2010-11 season as a transfer while attending Maryland... Transferred from Greensboro College, where he played one season for the Pride, which plays in the NCAA Division III USA South Conference... Averaged 1.4 points, 1.0 rebounds, 7.4 minutes in 25 games for Greensboro College... MVP of the basketball team in 2008-09 at West Nottingham Academy... Played for head coach Chris Whelan at Herndon HS, graduating in 2008... Earned 3.5 GPA at Herndon.

PERSONAL - Son of Christine and Bill Auslander... Majoring in environmental science and policy... Oldest of four children... Siblings are Chris, Kent and Kevin... Pretended to be Larry Bird while playing sports as a kid... Non-sports hero is his father... Thinks Liam Neeson should be cast in a move about his life... Suggests to youngsters to be enthusiastic and persevere.


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