Agent: Isaiah Austin to be honored at NBA Draft, do commentary
Baylor's Isaiah Austin, whose NBA dreams were dashed because of Marfan syndrome, will still be a part of the draft.
Isaiah Austin, the Baylor big man prospect whose career was sadly cut short with a diagnosis of Marfan syndrome on the weekend, will be honored between the No. 15 and 16 picks at the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday, via Bleacher Report's Jared Zwerling. He is also expected to do commentary during the second round. Commissioner Adam Silver invited him to attend, and it appears he will make it a special night.
Austin's agent: "The commissioner wants to give [Isaiah Austin] the same experience as the other draftees." Big kudos to Adam Silver.— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) June 24, 2014
This obviously does not compare to what it would have felt like for Austin to realize his dream of hearing his name called, but nothing on the planet can make up for that. It's a nice gesture from the league to the talented 20-year-old.
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