Isaiah Austin

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Isaiah Austin
No. 21 – Baylor Bears
PositionCenter
LeagueBig 12 Conference
Personal information
Born(1993-10-25) October 25, 1993 (age 20)
Fresno, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height7 ft 1 in (216 cm)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolGrace Preparatory Academy
(Arlington, Texas)
CollegeBaylor (2012–present)
 
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Isaiah Austin
No. 21 – Baylor Bears
PositionCenter
LeagueBig 12 Conference
Personal information
Born(1993-10-25) October 25, 1993 (age 20)
Fresno, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height7 ft 1 in (216 cm)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolGrace Preparatory Academy
(Arlington, Texas)
CollegeBaylor (2012–present)

Isaiah Charles Austin (born October 25, 1993) is an American college basketball player for the Baylor Bears. He was projected to go in the mid to late first round in the 2013 NBA Draft but an injury forced him to stay at Baylor for another season.[1] His uncle is Isaac Austin who played 9 seasons in the NBA.[2]

Early years[edit]

Austin was born October 25, 1993 in Fresno, California to Alex Austin and Lisa Green. His family moved to Arlington, Texas where he grew up. He attended Grace Preparatory Academy in Arlington, Texas.

High School career[edit]

Isaiah Austin went to Grace Preparatory Academy. In his senior season he averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 5 blocks a game. This lead him to his second straight Fort Worth Star-Telegram Super Team player of the year. Austin participated in the 2012 McDonald's All American Game, 2012 adidas Nations and the 2012 Jordan Brand Classic. In the McDonalds All American Game he had 10 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 2 assists to lead the West to a victory. In the Jordan Brand Classic he had 10 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks leading the west to a victory. He was named to the ESPNHS All-American Elite second team. He was the nations no. 3 recruit ESPN.[3]

College career[edit]

2012-13[edit]

Personal[edit]

Austin is blind in his right eye from an injury he sustained in middle school. He had kept the injury a secret known only to his teammates and close friends until January 17, 2014.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Injury sways Baylor's Austin to return". Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Isaiah Austin 2012 Basketball Recruiting Profile- ESPN". 
  3. ^ "Isaiah Austin". Baylor Bears. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ Zucker, Joseph (18 January 2014). "Isaiah Austin's Comeback Makes Him One of Most Compelling Players in Country". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "No Excuses: Isaiah Austin" (Video). ESPN Video. ESPN. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 

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