A college basketball standout whose NBA dreams ended because of a rare disease is a new spokesman for the Marfan Foundation.
Between the 15th and 16th picks in Thursday night’s draft came a very special NBA selection. Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the NBA would let Isaiah Austin fulfill the dream of every young player, making him a ceremonial pick.
A star college basketball player is refocusing his dreams for the future, after a startling medical diagnosis.
Isaiah Austin’s attempt to play in the NBA despite his partial blindness has ended because of a rare genetic disorder that affects his heart.
Baylor sophomore center Isaiah Austin has decided to forgo the remainder of his collegiate eligibility to enter the NBA draft.
Multiple operations couldn’t fix the detached retina and save his vision after a previous injury was aggravated doing a routine dunk before a middle school game.
On the boys’ team, shooting guard Marcus Smart of Flower Mound Marcus and Isaiah Austin of Arlington Grace Prep will play for the West squad on March 28.