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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

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Invites Baylor's Isaiah Austin to the Draft

Thursday was going to be a big day for Baylor big man Isaiah Austin. He probably wasn't going to be a first rounder in the NBA draft, but someone was going to take the 7'1" center. During his time at Baylor he proved to be a solid player and with the right mentor/coach who knows what could have happened.Yes, could have. Since he's been diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome--a genetic mutation...
Via FatManWriting
June 23, 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 AP on Fox
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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