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JUNIOR SEASON (2014-15): Top returning frontcourt player for the Irish begins his third season in 2014-15 ... a talented and skilled individual, he could emerge to have a breakout season ... started 13 of the 30 games he played in during his sophomore season ... played extremely well during summer workouts and throughout Notre Dame's foreign trip to Italy ... a versatile player who is at his best playing above the rim ... during the offseason, focused on slowing down the pace of his game and working on his consistency of play at both ends of the floor ... has the physical tools and ability to register a double-double every time he takes the court ... needs to take advantage of his size and physical presence and assert himself on the backboards this season ... will be key to Notre Dame's improved rebounding and interior defense ... gets up and down floor well ... can step away from the basket and shoot a jump shot away from the basket ... good ball handler ... has scored in double figures 10 times during his career.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013-14): Gained valuable playing experience for the Irish in his second season ... played in 30 contests and was part of the Notre Dame starting lineup on 13 occasions ... earned his first career start in loss at Georgia Tech ... netted double figures nine times during the season ... averaged career bests of 6.7 ppg. (201 points) and 4.3 rpg. (129 rebounds) ... shot 49.0 percent from field (51-104), second best shooting percentage on the team ... scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds in win over Stetson ... registered double figures for the first time during the season in win over Army as he finished with 14 points and five rebounds ... followed that up by scoring 10 points and grabbing nine rebounds in win over Cornell, marking the first time in his career that he registered double figures in consecutive outings ... scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench in overtime win over Canisius ... made second start of the season in Atlantic Coast Conference opener versus Duke ... played 16 minutes versus the Blue Devils and scored six points ... started next two games against North Carolina State and Georgia Tech ... played 17 minutes versus Wolfpack and finished with nine points and scored six points against Georgia Tech ... netted back-to-back eight-point outings in win over Virginia Tech in 11 minutes off the bench and at Wake Forest in which he found himself back in the starting lineup ... also grabbed seven rebounds versus the Demon Deacons ... following the contest against Wake Forest, made eight consecutive starts ... scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds in loss at home to Virginia ... scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 20 minutes in win 76-73 overtime win over Boston College at Purcell Pavilion ... finished with 10 points on 5-7 shooting from the field in loss to North Carolina at home ... registered his first career double-double in 68-64 double-overtime win over Clemson as he scored 14 points and hauled in 12 rebounds while playing a career-high 38 minutes ... followed that game up with his third straight double-figure scoring outing (a first in his career) as he tallied 10 points in win at Boston College ... played 28 minutes as a starter in 63-61 loss at North Carolina and finished with six points and seven rebounds ... ended the season by scoring 14 points (6-9 from the field) and grabbing nine rebounds in 22 minutes as a starter in first-round loss to Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13): Played in 25 games during his rookie campaign ... netted 93 points (3.7 ppg.) and hauled down 68 rebounds (3.7 rpg.) ... had 12 blocked shots and 10 steals ... shot 39-75 (.520) from the field and 15-22 (.682) from the free-throw line ... totaled 268 minutes (10.7 mpg.) on the court ... had two double-figure scoring efforts ... averaged 3.9 points and 3.2 rebounds in 13 BIG EAST games ... made his Fighting Irish debut against Monmouth in the second game of the season ... tallied four points, three rebounds and two blocked shots in nine minutes of action in the 84-57 win over the Hawks ... netted five points in a 65-48 triumph of George Washington ... notched 12 points and seven rebounds in an 85-57 besting of Kennesaw State ... was 4-5 from the floor and 4-4 from the free-throw line in that contest ... registered six points in 14 minutes of play in a 79-71 overtime win at DePaul ... played a season-high 36 minutes and posted eight points and three rebounds in the 104-101 five-overtime victory against eventual national champion Louisville ... notched six points on 3-3 shooting and pulled down four boards in the 82-78 overtime triumph of DePaul ... poured in a season-high 15 points along with five rebounds and three steals in 21 minutes on the court in a 72-64 setback at Marquette ... was 7-10 from the field against the Golden Eagles ... had six points and seven rebounds in a 76-58 loss to Iowa State in the second round of the NCAA Championship.

HIGH SCHOOL: Enjoyed a standout prep career at New Hampton School in New Hampton, New Hampshire for two seasons ... also attended Marlborough High School and was coached by Ilyna Nicholas ... a four-star recruit by Maxpreps.com and Rivals.com... ranked No.97 on Rivals.com's top 150 list and 23rd in the country at the forward position ... ranked as the fourth-best recruit in the state of Massachusetts and the 25th best power forward in the country by ESPN ... averaged 15.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in final prep season as New Hampton finished with a 29-6 mark ... second team all-New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) ... chosen as a nominee for the McDonald's All-Star Game in 2012 ... averaged 22.0 points as a junior during the 2009-10 season at Marlborough ... selected to the Worcester Telegram and MetroWest Daily News all-star teams (2010)... named as a Mid-Wachusett (Central Massachusetts) League All- Star (2010).... awarded the Boston Globe High Five Award on three occasions during the 2009-10 campaign ... registered five triple-doubles for the Panthers in points, rebounds and blocks ... totaled 631 points during his career at Marlborough while leading his team to the Central Massachusetts league championship in 2008 ... selected to the all-city and all-region team during the 2009-2010 season ... gathered two conference championships and voted all-conference freshman and sophomore seasons ... boosted New Hampton to a 55-53 win scoring the game winning shot at the Mercer Tournament held in Pittsburgh where he was named to the all-tournament team in 2011 ... participated in the 2011 Nike Peach Jam basketball tournament with the Albany City Rocks competing against the top 17-U teams in the nation ... played with the Boston Athletic Basketball Club and the Mass Rivals AAU development teams ... competed against current Irish junior Pat Connaughton in baseball and basketball on several occasions.

PERSONAL: Full name is Zachary Elias Auguste ... born in Cambridge, Massachusetts ... son of Jean Bazile Auguste and Lea Tzimoulis ... awarded the community service award (bronze level) and earned the faculty award as an honor roll student at New Hampton High School ... active as a member of the St. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest and at the Togo Palazzi Basketball School ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a film, television and theatre major.

Auguste's Career Statistics

Season G-S Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-3FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg Ast Stl Blk PF-D Pts/Avg
2012-13 25-0 268/10.7 39-75 .520 0-0 .000 15-22 .682 26 42 68 2.7 5 10 12 41-1 93/3.7
2013-14 30-13 489/16.3 86-169 .509 0-1 .000 29-60 .682 55 74 129 4.3 8 11 11 58-1 201/6.7
Totals 55-13 757/13.8 125-244 .512 0-1 .000 44-82 .537 81 116 197 3.6 13 21 23 99-2 294/5.3

Auguste's Conference Statistics

Season G-S Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-3FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg Ast Stl Blk PF-D Pts/Avg
2012-13 13-0 167/12.8 22-44 .500 0-0 .000 7-9 .778 19 22 41 3.2 5 6 5 26-1 51/3.9
2013-14 18-12 333/18.5 51-104 .490 0-1 .000 17-36 .472 35 42 77 4.3 3 8 6 40-1 119/6.6
Totals 31-12 500/16.1 73-148 .493 0-1 .000 24-45 .533 54 64 118 3.8 8 14 11 66-2 170/5.5

Zach Auguste
Zach  Auguste


Marlborough, Mass.

High School:
New Hampton School

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 245


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