After his two seasons at Baylor, it seemed to be a forgone conclusion that Isaiah Austin would grace NBA courts. The 7’1″ center averaged 12.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game during his time in Waco (despite being blind in his right eye since the age of 16 after suffering retinal detachment). Then, what seemed out of nowhere, shortly before the NBA draft, he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a rare genetic heart disorder, brought those NBA dreams to a screeching halt.
At least that what it seemed.
Yesterday, Austin announced in a video for Casey Athena’s Thru The Lens that he has been cleared to play again. He said that he has been declared stable and that he plans on pursuing a professional playing career.