Notre Dame's historic first ACC game will be against Blue Devils on Jan. 4
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013-14): One of three freshmen on the Irish squad from the state of Indiana ... joins Demetrius Jackson as one of two local products on the Irish roster ... underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in September ... athletic player with a workmanlike attitude ... defends well and plays above the rim ... a strong rebounder and defender ... can block shots ... finishes well underneath the basket ... will be a role player for the Irish this season ... has an unselfish attitude ... will develop over time in head coach Mike Brey's system ... well-coached post player in high school.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played prep career at Penn High School under Al Rhodes ... averaged 18.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks in his senior season while shooting 60.0 percent from the field ... tallied triple-double with 32 points, 13 rebounds and 12 blocked shots on Dec. 8, 2012 in 70-59 victory over Fort Wayne South ... had 20 or more points in 11 of 22 games in final prep season ... led Penn to Northern Indiana Conference (NIC) crown in 2013 ... played on same MBA Select AAU Team as current Irish teammate Demetrius Jackson ... two-time team captain and two-time all-NIC honoree ... averaged 10.0 points and 7.2 rebounds as a junior.
PERSONAL: Full name is Austin Michael Torres ... son of Rick and Brenda Torres ... born in South Bend, Ind. ... mother Brenda is a Notre Dame graduate and played soccer for the Fighting Irish women's soccer team ... grandfather Bernie Gorski attended Notre Dame ... oldest of three children ... has a younger brother Anthony and younger sister Alyssa ... enrolled in the First Year of Studies.