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Austin basketball misses opportunity to experience first full summer with second-year coach Major Deacon

Coach Major Deacon instructs LeNarion Wynn during a recent Austin practice. Photo courtesy of Dan Busey/Decatur Daily.

Austin High basketball coach Major Deacon looked forward to his first full summer with the Black Bears.

Deacon, entering his second year as head coach, took the Austin job in August of last year. He missed out on the opportunity to see his players in live-game situations during the summer of 2019.

It’s more of the same this year. Deacon said the team is holding voluntary workouts focusing on individual drills and conditioning to protect the safety of his players and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team held a workout Wednesday.

“We didn’t get to do any summer work last year,” Deacon said. “I feel like we’re right where we were last year. People told me that this first full summer is always great.”

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