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WATCH: Former Baylor Star Isaiah Austin Dominates in His First Game in 3 Years

Former Baylor University star Isaiah Austin has not played basketball since his sophomore year when he averaged 11.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game. After the season, the 7-foot-1 center had planned to enter the NBA Draft, but his dream was interrupted by a diagnosis of Marfan Syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects the body's connective tissue. It was widely believed...
Via Stack
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin signs deal with Serbian professional team

Isaiah Austin has officially overcome the odds to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional basketball player. Austin announced on Saturday that he has agreed to play for KK Crvena zvezda, a European basketball team based in Belgrade, Serbia. He shared video of his contract signing on Facebook. From Austin’s post: After 2014 I was told this day would never come, but God...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin Can Pursue NBA Career Now That Doctors Have Cleared Him

Isaiah Austin will finally have a chance to play professional basketball. Considered a first-round prospect in 2014 NBA Draft, the Baylor product had to put his career on hold after he was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a genetic disorder of the connective tissue. At the time of his diagnosis, the risk of heart rupture due to abnormally large arteries in his heart was too risky...
Via NESN.com
December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin cleared to play basketball again

Isaiah Austin’s story just got a happier next chapter. The 7’1” Austin was a dominant post player at Baylor and was projected as a late-first or early-second round pick in the 2014 NBA draft. But a diagnosis of genetic disorder Marfan syndrome led to doctors saying he couldn’t play basketball any more. The NBA still chose him as an honorary selection (he’s seen above with...
Via The Comeback
November 30, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN Invites Isaiah Austin To The ESPY Awards

Ever since his basketball career was cut short by Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder of human connective tissue, different organizations have honored former Baylor center Isaiah Austin. He was “drafted” by the NBA at the 2014 Draft, where Austin was a projected second round pick, and now ESPN has decided to invite Austin to the ESPY Awards. According to a tweet by Bears...
Via College Spun
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Marcus Smart And Aaron Gordon Support Isaiah Austin’s ‘Dream Again’ Campaign At NBA Draft

On Tuesday, former Baylor player Isaiah Austin announced that he would be selling shirts featuring the phrase Dream Again in support of the Marfan Foundation, which leads in the fight against Marfan syndrome, the disorder that cut Austin’s basketball career short just days before the NBA Draft. Despite the fact that he won’t be playing in the NBA, Austin is still attending the...
Via College Spun
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Isaiah Austin Selling “Dream Again” Shirts In Support Of The Marfan Foundation

On Sunday, we learned the deeply unfortunate news that Baylor’s Isaiah Austin would not be able to pursue a professional basketball career after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. Austin seems to be keeping his head up and taking the entire situation in stride, and is now a valuable spokesman for the Marfan foundation. The former Baylor Bear posted a new shirt design on his...
Via College Spun
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Genetic disorder will keep Baylor star out of NBA

Baylor center Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which will end his basketball career. The disorder was discovered during genetic testing in preparation for next week's NBA Draft, where he was likely to be selected. Austin left Baylor after his sophomore year, but coach Scott Drew said he's hopeful the 7-1 Arlington, Texas native will return to campus to earn...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA prospect diagnosed with career-ending condition

Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which will end his basketball career just days before the NBA Draft. "This is devastating news, but Isaiah has the best support system anyone could ask for, and he knows that all of Baylor Nation is behind him," head coach Scott Drew said. "His health is the most important thing, and while it's extremely sad...
Via RealGM
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Blind eye no excuse for Baylor's Isaiah Austin

Isaiah Austin came to the stark realization as a teenager that he'd never again see out of his right eye. Multiple operations couldn't fix the detached retina and save his vision after a previous injury was aggravated doing a routine dunk before a middle school game. ''It was real hard. ... I'm losing sight, like I'm half-blind now,'' recalled Austin. Back then, he was already...
Via Associated Press
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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