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Isaiah Austin

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  • After diagnosis, Baylor University star highlights Marfan Syndrome

    The towering height that helped 20-year-old Isaiah Austin shoot to the top ranks of the NBA draft this year also was a symptom of the genetic disorder that, less than one month ago, ended his pro career before it began. But the 7-foot-1-inch Baylor...
  • Brooklyn Nets' Cory Jefferson is honoring former Baylor teammate Isaiah Austin

    Brooklyn Nets' Cory Jefferson is honoring former Baylor teammate Isaiah Austin
    Brooklyn Nets forward Cory Jefferson is using the Orlando Pro Summer League to honor a retired teammate. On June 26, Baylor center Isaiah Austin learned his basketball career was over. The Baylor forward was a projected first-round pick in the 2014...
  • Magic must get into free agency to improve

    Magic must get into free agency to improve
    As it turns out, the Magic weren't really on the clock on draft night. They were on the calendar. What year are they planning to make the playoffs now? Who knows? With their lottery luck having gone south, the Magic need to improve another way: Free...
  • Wiggins goes No. 1 to Cavs

    The Sports Xchange By Jerry Beach, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: update 3: includes completion of first round Wiggins goes No. 1 to Cavs NEW YORK -- Andrew Wiggins is not the most famous player ever selected first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers,...
  • As NBA teams make vibrant choices, so do the players — fashion-wise

    The Cleveland Cavaliers were late in making the first pick of the NBA draft, their dillydallying apparently not related to whom they would select but how they would explain the outfit Andrew Wiggins wore. "I almost changed my mind when I saw it,"...
  • NBA draft: Watch Isaiah Austin get picked even though he can't play

    Due to circumstances beyond his control, Isaiah Austin was not drafted by an NBA team Thursday night. But the former Baylor center still was able to live out part of his dream when he heard Commissioner Adam Silver call his name as a ceremonial pick...
  • Baylor's Isaiah Austin has Marfan syndrome, won't be part of NBA draft

    Isaiah Austin made the right decision, but that doesn't mean it was easy. The 7-foot-1 former Baylor center pulled out of this week's NBA draft Sunday because of a rare genetic disorder known as Marfan syndrome, which affects his heart. “They...
  • 2014 NBA Draft: Mock 2.0 -- Embiid holds top spot

    The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Updates LaVine/Warren comments at Nos. 15/17 2014 NBA Draft: Mock 2.0 -- Embiid holds top spot With the San Antonio Spurs returning home to clear more room in their trophy cabinet, all eyes and rumor mill feeders have...
  • NCAA tournament: Baylor makes quick work of Creighton, 85-55

    SAN ANTONIO -- Isaiah Austin and Brady Heslip each scored 17 points and Baylor shut down Creighton's Doug McDermott with suffocating defense, ending the career of one of college basketball's most prolific scorers with an 85-55 win Sunday night in the NCAA...
  • Baylor defeats Nebraska, 74-60

    Baylor defeats Nebraska, 74-60
    SAN ANTONIO — Cory Jefferson scored 16 points and No. 6 seed Baylor kept 11th-seeded Nebraska winless in its NCAA tournament history with a 74-60 second-round victory Friday. The Bears (25-11) kept up a two-month tear and will play either No. 3...
  • NCAA tournament preview: West Regional matchups

    NCAA tournament preview: West Regional matchups
    No. 1 Arizona (32-4) vs. No. 4 San Diego State (31-4) Thursday, 7:17 p.m. TV: TBS. Update: This has been some rebuilding season for San Diego State, which was supposed to fall back after losing stars James Franklin and Chase Tapley. The Aztecs won the...