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Isaiah Austin Diagnosed With Marfan Syndrome, Basketball Career Over

Jun 22, 2014 12:54 PM

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 that he won't be able to play in the NBA, our hope is that he'll return to Baylor to complete his degree and serve as a coach in our program."

Marfan syndrome is caused by a genetic mutation that leads to problems in connective tissues throughout the body. One feature of Marfan syndrome is aortic enlargement, which can be life-threatening. According to The Marfan Foundation, about one in 5,000 people have Marfan syndrome.

Austin played two seasons at Baylor before declaring for the 2014 NBA Draft. He played in 73 games (72 starts) and averaged 12.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 28.9 minutes per game.

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Isaiah Austin Leaves Baylor For NBA Draft

Apr 22, 2014 9:29 PM

Isaiah Austin has announced his decision to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.

Austin returned to Baylor for his sophomore season after a shoulder injury.

Austin is a 7-foot center currently projected to go early in the second round by Draft Express.

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Isaiah Austin Declares For 2014 NBA Draft

Apr 15, 2014 9:14 PM

Isaiah Austin will enter the 2014 NBA Draft, leaving Baylor after his sophomore season.

Austin averaged 11.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game.

Austin is currently projected as the 38th overall pick by DraftExpress.

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Iowa State Beats Baylor To Win 2014 Big 12 Tournament

Mar 16, 2014 9:25 PM

Iowa State defeated Baylor 74-65 to win the 2014 Big 12 Tournament.

DeAndre Kane was named Tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Andrew Wiggins, Isaiah Austin, Georges Niang and Melvin Ejim.

The championship game featured the fourth seeded Cyclones and seventh seeded Bears.

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Ejim, Wiggins, Embiid, Smart Headline Big 12 Awards

Mar 9, 2014 5:25 PM

Melvin Ejim of Iowa State has been named Big 12 Player of the Year.

Ejim was joined on the All-Big 12 First Team by Marcus Smart, Andrew Wiggins, Juwan Staten and DeAndre Kane.

On the All-Big 12 Second Team are Markel Brown, Joel Embiid, Marcus oster, Buddy Hield and Jonathan Holmes.

Embiid was also named Defensive Player of the Year, while Wiggins received Freshman of the Year honors.

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