HoopsHype Isaiah Austin rumors

April 22, 2014 Updates

Baylor sophomore center Isaiah Austin will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft and forgo his final two years of collegiate eligibility, head coach Scott Drew announced Tuesday. Austin led the Big 12 Conference with 119 blocked shots in 2013-14, which ranked as the second-most in Baylor single-season history. He finishes his BU career with 177 blocks, which ties current NBA players Quincy Acy for second on the Bears’ all-time list. BaylorBears.com

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Isaiah Austin knows he faces a decision about whether he plays basketball at Baylor or in the NBA next season. At the moment, the 7-1 freshman from Arlington Grace Prep has far more pressing concerns. With six losses in eight games, Baylor must begin a climb back to NCAA Tournament contention quickly – as in Wednesday’s game at West Virginia. So the stay-or-go talk is on hold. In various mock online drafts, he’s projected anywhere from No. 6 to the middle of the first round. “I’ve thought about it a little bit,” Austin said. “Right now, it’s not where my mind is at. We’re struggling in the Big 12. We’re trying to make this run so we can hopefully make the tournament. “That’s what everybody wants to do when they’re in college. They want to get to the Big Dance. They want to get out there and show everybody what they have.” Dallas Morning News

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