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(Bleacher Report)   Basketball player who overcame the loss of vision in one eye to star at Baylor is diagnosed with career-ending disease just days before he was projected to be an early 2nd round pick in the NBA draft   (bleacherreport.com) divider line 7
    More: Sad, Isaiah Austin, NBA, Marfan syndrome, Adam Silver, mock draft, Baylor  
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2014-06-23 12:18:27 AM  
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Baylor's Coach, as quoted in the article:  His health is the most important thing, and while it's extremely sad that he won't be able to play in the NBA, our hope is that he'll return to Baylor to complete his degree and serve as a coach in our program.

If they follow through on giving him a coaching job post-graduation, that's seriously classy of them.
2014-06-22 10:19:21 PM  
2 votes:
I would love to see some team at the end of the 2nd round pick him just so he could say he was drafted. Probably won't happen but it would be a really nice gesture.
2014-06-23 03:14:27 PM  
1 votes:

You see dem stains on there: Adam Silver announced he would bring Austin to the draft as his guest.

The only way to outclass that move is if the Spurs actually drafted him with the 60th pick. On one hand, Ginobli was the 57th pick so there's always a chance to grab an effective player that late...

On the other hand the Spurs own the 58th AND 60th picks... that'd be the biggest heart-warming/tear-jerking move in draft history.


Unless you're that 60th guy who got shafted because someone got dust in their eyes.
2014-06-23 02:17:37 AM  
1 votes:

kevinatilusa: Baylor's Coach, as quoted in the article:  His health is the most important thing, and while it's extremely sad that he won't be able to play in the NBA, our hope is that he'll return to Baylor to complete his degree and serve as a coach in our program.

If they follow through on giving him a coaching job post-graduation, that's seriously classy of them.


My sister & BIL both went to Baylor. My sister actually waited tables on Scott Drew on multiple occasions. She said he's a great guy & tipped extremely well. Given that we both served in the service industry, and everyone knows how jaded some can be in that line of work, I'd say he's a good dude, and call me naive, but I believe him.
2014-06-23 02:15:00 AM  
1 votes:

A Fark Handle: basemetal: /use that education, kid.

two years doesn't mean much.  maybe the nba can chip in for the remainder since i'm sure the ncaa doesn't care to let him come back to baylor.

also, if he's played this long with marfan why not 12 more, and boom! a nba career is done.


I get the impression that Baylor is willing to honor his scholarship, one way or another. Anyway, that's up to the school, not the NCAA.

He's liable to drop dead at any time when playing basketball, just as he has been for some time. Given the diagnosis, anything further is out of the question. He couldn't get cleared to play even if he wanted to.
2014-06-23 12:24:22 AM  
1 votes:
Well at least he got a free education, so now he can use that.
2014-06-22 11:47:41 PM  
1 votes:
That was one of the best stories in the NCAA tourney this year. Really a shame, but he sounds like a smart kid and the university seems to be throwing support his way. Hope he likes lemonade because that is one big-ass truckload of lemons. Best of luck to him.
 
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