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Isaiah Austin

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  • NBA prospect Austin has Marfan syndrome

    NBA prospect Austin has Marfan syndrome
    Baylor center Isaiah Austin, an NBA hopeful, is ending his playing career after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic disorder. Marfan syndrome affects the body's connective tissue. According to the Mayo Clinic, complications from it...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NCAA tournament: Who will win today's Sweet 16 games? [poll]

    The NCAA tournament resumes today with four games on the schedule in the Sweet 16 round: Dayton vs. Stanford, Baylor vs. Wisconsin, UCLA vs. Florida and San Diego State vs. Arizona. Who do you think will win each game? 2014 NCAA tournament bracket...
  • Wisconsin finds the right middle ground to beat Baylor, 69-52

    There wasn’t anything too complicated about Wisconsin’s game plan. The Badgers wanted to pound straight ahead — a basketball version of blunt-force trauma — softening Baylor’s normally stingy defense from the inside out....
  • 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: 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...