“There were days he destroyed me,” Hornbeak said, “and games I beat him. You really got to work on your shot and create space (to shoot over him). Sometimes he takes me to the post and I just have to foul him.”
Hornbeak said the all-time series between the two is “probably even, but it's probably in his favor. I'll give it to him.”
The two talked about going to the same college, but they always said that they would do what was best for each other. Once Austin told Hornbeak he was going to Baylor, Hornbeak almost joined him, but concluded Baylor wasn't for him. The two keep in contact every day through a group text message with two other high school friends.
“(Isaiah) just sends me some crazy picture he finds on the Internet,” Hornbeak said. “We all just laugh about it.”
Wednesday night will just add one more game to the list in which Hornbeak and Austin will try to outdo each other, but no matter the outcome — they'll tell their brother to “get the next one.”
“We always told each other no matter where we go we'll still be brothers and family,” Hornbeak said. “Because it doesn't matter the distance — family is always family.”