Born August 31, 1944 Johnny Austin played in the NBA mainly as a Guard during their playing career, season(s): 1967-1968. John W. Austin is a retired American basketball player. Born in Washington, D.C., he played collegiately for the Boston College. He was selected by the Boston Celtics in the 4th round of the 1966 NBA draft. He played for the Baltimore Bullets in the NBA for 4 games and the New Jersey Americans in the ABA for 41 games.