OXFORD, Ohio—Jaryd Eustace has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Miami University men’s basketball program, head coach John Cooper announced today (April 22).
Eustace, a 6-foot-7, 185-pound guard, hails from Brisbane, Australia and prepped at Brisbane Boys’ College. He has spent the past year at Impact Academy in Las Vegas, Nev. In his final season at Brisbane, Eustace was tabbed the Gold Coast Schools MVP. He was a two-time first-team all-league and all-region selection for BBC. Eustace averaged 17 ppg, 7 rpg, 4 apg and 2 spg in his final season at BBC, while averaging 14 ppg, 5 rpg, 4 apg and 2 spg as a junior.
“We’re really excited to have Jaryd join our program. This is the second Australian we’ve signed, so we excited about the in-roads we’ve been able to make in that country and the way we’ve been able to develop some relationships,” said Cooper.
“When you look at Jaryd and what he’ll bring to our program, he is a very skilled player, who can really handle the basketball, pass well, and has a good feel for the game,” continued Cooper. “He is also a solid shooter who can hit the 3-ball from outside. His ability to handle the ball and do those things certainly presents challenges for opponents when you think of young man who is 6-foot-7 and can look over the defense and also has the ability to knock down outside shots. He’s a young man who prepped his last year in the states in Las Vegas, so he’s already accustomed to being away from home. I think that the adjustment period will be a pretty seamless transition. We certainly look for exciting things from Jaryd.”
Eustace led Brisbane to a 22-2 overall record and fifth-place national ranking in his final season. The team won the 2011 Queensland State Championship and also captured Greater Public Schools and Gold Coast Schools championships. BBC notched a 7-1 league mark during all three of Eustace’s seasons, while placing first in the state in 2011 and fourth in 2010 and 2009. During his three years playing basketball at BBC, the team compiled a combined 55-8 record.
In addition to earning three letters in basketball, Eustace also was a four-year letterwinner in golf and a two-year letterwinner in Australian Rules Football. His father, Jim Eustace, played professional basketball in Australia.
Eustace joins 6-foot-7, 210-pound forward Joshua Oswald (Melbourne, Australia/Caulfield Grammar School), who signed with the RedHawks in November, as Miami Basketball’s incoming class next season.