Augustin is a leading man of March and a mama's boy

Originally Published: March 25, 2008
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

Shortly before bedtime, the phone rings in the Houston home of Darryl and Vanessa Augustin.

It's D.J. calling. Every night.

The conversations are usually brief and banal: How was class, how was practice, how do you feel, here's what's going on at home, etc. But this is the vital small talk that keeps a family glued together -- and you won't find many families wound tighter to each other than the Augustins, survivors of biblical flood and forced relocation.

"We ...

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