Isaiah Austin has signed a contract to play professionally in Europe with FMP Belgrade, a club affiliate of Serbian giant Red Star Belgrade.
Austin had been projected as a late first-round pick in the 2014 NBA draft until he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome.
Austin, who announced last month that he has been cleared by doctors to return to playing basketball, will join FMP Belgrade, a club affiliate of Serbian giant Red Star Belgrade.
"After 2014 I was told this day would never come, but God is great and has been with me this whole time, so here I am!" Austin wrote on his Facebook page. "Signing my first professional basketball contract ever, and I am so grateful!"
In December, Austin announced that he had been given clearance by his doctors to return to the court.
"I am about to be out here pursuing my dream," Austin said in a video posted on his Instagram account. "Ever since my doctors told me that I was cleared, it's been in my mind: I want to go chase this. It's always been my dream. At the same time, I'm a God-fearing man, and I believe that everything happens in life for a reason. So why would God put it in my doctor's heart to say that I was cleared if he didn't want me to go and chase my dream and share my testimony with millions of people around the world."