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Buddy Hield, Myles Turner Headline 2015 Big 12 Awards

Mar 8, 2015 8:26 PM

Buddy Hield of Oklahoma has been named the 2015 Big 12 Player of the Year.

Joining Hield on the All-Big 12 First Team are Perry Ellis, Ricardo Gathers, Georges Niang and Juwan Staten.

Jameel McKay was named Defensive Player of the Year, while Myles Turner received Freshman of the Year honors.

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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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