Posted by , Dec 1, 2016 at 03:55pm
Feel good story of the day.

Former Baylor Center Isaiah Austin has finally been cleared to play after being diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a rare genetic heart disease, prior to the 2014 NBA Draft.

The 23-year old big man revealed the awesome news in a video for Cassy Athena's "Thru The Lens" and said he's ready to pick up where he left off in 2014 after being away from the game for two years.

The NBA recognized the 7'1 center during the 2014 Draft in which he expressed his desire to somehow be apart of the sport even if he was never cleared to play again. 

"I have a whole life ahead of me," Austin said at the time, according to the Associated Press (via NBA.com). "I'm not going to sit here, and I'm not going to sulk about not being able to play basketball anymore, because I can still be involved with the game somehow or some way."

In his two seasons with Baylor, Isaiah Austin averaged 12.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game and now he'll be looking to sign on with a D-League team or perhaps honing his skills overseas. 

Check out his announcement on "Thru The Lens" below.

Isaiah Austin Cleared To Play After Being Diagnosed With Marfan Syndrome Prior To 2014 Draft

Feel good story of the day.


Former Baylor Center Isaiah Austin has finally been cleared to play after being diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome, a rare genetic heart disease, prior to the 2014 NBA Draft.

The 23-year old big man revealed the awesome news in a video for Cassy Athena's "Thru The Lens" and said he's ready to pick up where he left off in 2014 after being away from the game for two years.

The NBA recognized the 7'1 center during the 2014 Draft in which he expressed his desire to somehow be apart of the sport even if he was never cleared to play again. 

"I have a whole life ahead of me," Austin said at the time, according to the Associated Press (via NBA.com). "I'm not going to sit here, and I'm not going to sulk about not being able to play basketball anymore, because I can still be involved with the game somehow or some way."

In his two seasons with Baylor, Isaiah Austin averaged 12.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game and now he'll be looking to sign on with a D-League team or perhaps honing his skills overseas. 

Check out his announcement on "Thru The Lens" below.

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