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Baylor men looking to new starters without star-studded quartet

When the Baylor men’s basketball team hit the floor for Friday’s season-opening practice, there was no Cory Jefferson, Isaiah Austin, Brady Heslip or Gary Franklin.
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Basketball
21 days ago

Ex-Bear Isaiah Austin to speak at Waco luncheon

Isaiah Austin, the Baylor center whose battles with his vision and Marfan’s Syndrome have inspired many, will be the featured speaker at the 26th annual Central Texas Tipoff Luncheon.
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Basketball
September 12, 2014

Isaiah Austin has job with NBA waiting once he earns degree

The NBA Draft is a time guys who have been dribbling a basketball for as long as they can remember realize the dream of hearing their name called by the commissioner as being selected by a team. In the weeks leading up to the draft, it appeared Baylor’s Isaiah Austin would be among those set […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Offers Isaiah Austin A Job After Graduation

After being diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, Baylor star Isaiah Austin, dream of becoming a professional NBA player was suddenly out of his grasp.  When the NBA found out the news of Austin, NBA commissioner Adam Silver did something very admirable, he drafted Austin and helped him live at least part of his dream; but it doesn’t end there. While Austin may not be able to play on...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin's NBA Job Offer -- Work Lined Up ... AFTER He Finishes His Degree

Isaiah Austin -- the projected 1st rounder who's dream to play in the NBA was dashed when he was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome -- tells TMZ Sports he's got an NBA job lined up ... just as soon as he gets his college degree. The 20-year-old former college superstar was in D.C. yesterday and told us he's even more motivated to go back to Baylor University in August to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 22, 2014  |  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

Isaiah Austin Posts Transcript Of Heartbreaking Conversation He Had With A Random Woman

Former Baylor center Isaiah Austin has been nothing but courageous and inspirational since learning that he’d no longer be able to continue his basketball career due to a genetic disorder called Marfan Syndrome. But the former NBA hopeful apparently ran into a situation that was a bit tough to handle today. Austin posted the transcript of a conversation that he claims to have had...
Via College Spun
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor’s Austin finding new career as spokesman

Since he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, former Baylor center Isaiah Austin has traveled from New York to Los Angeles during the last week to share his message of hope.
Via WacoTrib.com - Baylor Basketball
July 06, 2014

Nets Cory Jefferson to Wear 21 to Honor Former Teammate Isaiah Austin (Photo)

Former Baylor C Isaiah Austin’s basketball career was ended when he was diagnosed with Marfan’s Syndrome. Austin’s Baylor teammate, Cory Jefferson, was taken by San Antonio with the final pick of the NBA draft and subsequently traded to the Nets, so Jefferson has taken the liberty of making sure his friend’s legacy will live in the NBA somehow. Jefferson is to wear the #21...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA’s Gesture Toward Isaiah Austin Might Be Draft’s Highlight (Video)

Isaiah Austin learned last week that his NBA career was over before it started. He still was selected in Thursday night’s NBA draft, though. Austin was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a disorder that harms the connective tissue in the body. Austin, a projected mid- to late-first-round pick, was forced to retire from basketball because of the severity of the illness. But Austin...
Via NESN.com
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The NBA won the 2014 NBA draft with Isaiah Austin

Of all the picks made in 2014 NBA Draft, the best pick was not done by the Philadelphia 76ers, or the Milwuakee Bucks, or even the Cleveland Cavaliers. Rather, it was done by NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who has continues to endear NBA fans everywhere.Soon after the 15th pick was made, Adam Silver stopped the normal draft procedure to make his own selection, and in those moments...
Via NBA Injury News
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Without question the highlight of the NBA Draft was the league honoring Isaiah Austin

When NBA commissioner Adam Silver stopped the draft to honor former Baylor Bears center Isaiah Austin we all thought it was a very nice gesture by the league to do so. When commissioner Silver took the moment one step further we were all blown away. Great moment.Last week it was revealed that Austin has been diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome which is a rare genetic disorder that will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The NBA drafts Isaiah Austin

In one of the most touching moments of the Draft, the NBA selected Isaiah Austin from Baylor in a ceremonial and honorary selection. Austin was projected to be a late first round pick or early second round pick. His career though was ended before it even started when he was diagnosed with Marfan’s Syndrome. This disease would prevent Austin from ever stepping onto a NBA court....
Via Crossover Chronicles
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The NBA drafts Isaiah Austin

In one of the most touching moments of the Draft, the NBA selected Isaiah Austin from Baylor in a ceremonial and honorary selection. Austin was projected to be a late first round pick or early second round pick. His career though was ended before it even started when he was diagnosed with Marfan’s Syndrome. This disease would prevent Austin from ever stepping onto a NBA court....
Via Bloguin Best
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: NBA “Drafts” Isaiah Austin

By now, you’ve probably heard the story of Isaiah Austin, the ultra-talented big man from Baylor who, just days before the NBA Draft, learned he had a genetic disorder called Marfan syndrome that forced him to end his basketball career. While there’s no way to comprehend how devastating that had to be for Austin, he did get to live out his dream of being drafted, as the NBA decided...
Via College Spun
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The NBA drafted Isaiah Austin in the coolest way possible last night

Baylor Center Isaiah Austin was drafted last night. [Next Impulse]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Silver Making Dreams Come True Through the NBA Draft

With the 16th pick of the NBA Draft, Adam Silver and the NBA  selected former Baylor basketball star Isaiah Austin. On Sunday Austin announced that he would no longer be playing basketball because he was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder. He was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, which produced an enlarged aorta that leaves him […] The post Adam Silver Making Dreams Come True...
Via Champs Nation
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA selects Isaiah Austin from Baylor University in 2014 NBA Draft

It was an emotional night at the 2014 NBA Draft in Brooklyn, New York. In between the No. 15 (Atlanta Hawks selected Adreian Payne) and 16 (Chicago Bulls selected Jusuf Nurkic) picks of the first round, NBA commissioner Adam Silver made a special presentation to Isaiah Austin from Baylor University. “With the next pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the NBA selects Isaiah Austin from...
Via Mill City Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA honors ex-Baylor star Isaiah Austin during draft

Isaiah Austin dreamt of hearing his name called in the NBA Draft, and that dream came true when the NBA honored the ex-Baylor star Thursday night during the event.
Via Fox Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Drafts Baylor's Isaiah Austin

((HT: ESPN/NBA))The HQ told you that Baylor's Isaiah Austin was diagnosed with Marfan's Syndrome about a week ago. The college star that had built a career after losing the sight in one eye has to stop playing altogether.In another classy, stand-up move by new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, the league did something very special for Austin at this year's NBA Draft.The HQ...
Via Online Sports Guys
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Isaiah Austin drafted by NBA in touching tribute after Marfan syndrome diagnosis (Video)

The NBA produced a memorable moment Thursday with a touching tribute to former Baylor center Isaiah Austin. Austin played two seasons at Baylor before declaring for the draft earlier this year. He was expected to be a second-round pick, but that was until he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome less than a week ago. Austin […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: NBA drafts Isaiah Austin

Baylor center Isaiah Austin was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome which ended his NBA career before it began. Adam Silver, the NBA, and many others pulled a classy move by giving Austin his moment to shine. After the 15th overall pick, Silver stepped to the podium and said, “The NBA selects, Isaiah Austin”. That was then […]
Via Full Scale Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Silver Drafts Isaiah Austin Into NBA (Video)

In an incredibly classy moment, Adam Silver gave an emotional Isaiah Austin, Baylor center whose basketball career was cut short by Marfan syndrome, his moment, by drafting him into the NBA during the 2014 Draft. The post Adam Silver Drafts Isaiah Austin Into NBA (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
Via Beyond The Buzzer
June 26, 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

Isaiah Austin Releases Dream Again Shirts to Benefit the Marfan Foundation

The of story of Baylor big-man Isaiah Austin and his dream of playing in the NBA that was derailed after is was discovered he had a career ending genetic disorder called Marfan syndrome, saddened the world over the weekend. But instead of feeling sorry for himself, Austin will use his platform to bring awareness to the syndrome. Become a part of my story and support the @NMF_Marfan...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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