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Charlotte Bobcats guard D.J. Augustin drives to the basket against Boston Celtics forward Glen Davis inCharlotte, North Carolina on January 6, 2009. Charlotte won 114-106 in overtime. (UPI Photo/Nell Redmond)
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Darryl Gerard "D. J." Augustin, Jr. (born November 10, 1987) is an American basketball player. He played point guard for the University of Texas Longhorns from 2006–2008. He was drafted ninth overall by the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association in 2008. Augustin is listed as 6'0" (1.83 m) by the NBA but stands 5'10" (1.78 m) barefoot according to the 2008 pre-draft measurements.

Augustin was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. His family was forced out of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He played his senior (final) year at Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas, however, he earned his diploma from Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, and he participated in the graduation ceremonies with his Hightower classmates on May 28, 2006 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. While at Brother Martin, Augustin led the team to two state championships.

While at Hightower, Augustin thrilled the Hightower faithful with his pinpoint passing and precise shooting. His first game as a Hurricane was against Madison High School, and Augustin nearly pulled off a triple-double in front of a packed house and TV cameras with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 14 assists in a 83–59 victory. He led Hightower to the third round of the playoffs before they were eliminated, and ended the season at 26–4. Augustin won numerous honors after the season as he was named district 20-5A MVP, was named as the Houston Chronicle player of the year, made the first team all Greater Houston, and first team all state teams. Augustin finished his high school career by being named a McDonalds All American, and started as point guard for the West squad against his soon to be teammate at Texas, Kevin Durant.

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