"Isaiah is an amazing young man with a very inspiring and compelling story that is a must-read!"
Carmelo Anthony, NBA All-Star
The ISAIAH AUSTIN STORY.
Isaiah is an American basketball player who completed his college career for the Baylor Bears in 2014. He had been considered a first-round prospect in the 2014 NBA Draft until he was diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome. On June 26, 2014, between the 15th and 16th picks of the 2014 draft, Commissioner Adam Silver made Austin a ceremonial pick, which fulfilled his dream of getting drafted. The crowd gave him a standing ovation as he walked up to the podium. He was offered an NBA job by Adam Silver, with the stipulation that he finishes his degree at Baylor University.
“Isaiah is one of those guys that can take advantage of any situation. His focus is now on making people aware of Marfan syndrome and being a positive role model. He is a team guy that has always been worried about others."
- Scott Drew, Baylor University Head Basketball Coach