Coming off a big summer competing for the PSA Cardinals, New York native Chase Audige is gearing up for a big senior season having put his college decision behind him.  A 6’4 senior shooting guard, Audige is a combo guard that can score from all over the court, but also excels at getting his teammates involved. He was a part of a talented PSA team that feature Cole Anthony and seven other players who have already committed to Division I programs.

“I think this summer was very different for me because I was playing a role that I wasn't used to but it helped me learn to play off the ball better and to be more efficient with my scoring and shot selection,” Audige said.

A native of Coram, N.Y., Audige has high expectation this season for his squad at The Hill School, located in Pottstown, Pa. 

“This season we are expecting and working to win our league and state championship,” Audige says. “A lot of people are sleeping on us but we are using that as motivation to do some things. We have a really good core six or seven guys that can really play so we will be deep but guys everyone has to step up and be a leader in their own way.”

While he is spending time away to focus on basketball and academics, Audige says he still draws inspiration from his home town and proving doubters wrong.

“I’d say the biggest influence has been the people back home and the people who doubt or don't believe in me,” he says. “They all motivate me to become the best person and player I can/will be.”

Audige says he enjoys watching Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving play and attempts to take elements of his game and make them his own.

“He does a lot of things that can improve a guard’s game,” Audige said. “But I like to learn from anyone that can help me so I watch a lot different guards on college and pro level.”

Audige committed to William and Mary on Oct. 16 after visiting the school, choosing the Division I program over offers from Quinnipiac, Rice, St. Joseph’s and others. He also drew interest from Stony Brook and Columbia.

“I like the coach and everyone there and everything about (William and Mary),” Audige says. “And the opportunity to come and get better and make an impact.”

 With his senior season still ahead of him Audige says he is working on various aspects of his game to get ready for the next level.

“I work on my shooting a lot, my ball handling, my strength in the weight room, using ball screens and making good decisions, and, my athleticism,” he says.