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Isaiah Austin
Isaiah Austin
Position: -
Born: 10/25/93
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Austin’s career trajectory had suddenly flipped. But years later, he is taking on a new role in the NBA, one that had not been in his plans when he left Baylor after two seasons as a student-athlete eyeing the NBA. Last month, Austin started a one-year fellowship created specifically for him in the league’s player development department. “I work closely with the teams and try to help players find their interest points outside of basketball,” Austin said. He said it is an opportunity to “expand my horizons and show that I am more than just a basketball player and that I’m capable of doing anything I set my mind to.”
In 2017, Austin began playing in leagues around the world, including the Chinese National Basketball League and the Lebanese Basketball League. He averaged more than 30 points for Guangzhi Weizhuang in the Chinese NBL. These days, Austin is at peace with how things unfolded: “Sometimes you’re just dealt a bad hand.” Austin returned to Baylor where he studied health, kinesiology, and leisure studies, and graduated last year. His position in the NBA keeps him close to basketball. Over the next year, he will network and shadow teams and events, such as the All-Star Game and the draft, for additional exposure to learn the league and members of its front office.
Shams Charania: Seven years after being ruled ineligible to play in NBA due to Marfan syndrome, ex-Baylor star Isaiah Austin sits down with @Stadium to share he will fulfill his dream by joining the NBA soon – in a league office role:

“I’ve always had a dream of putting together my own team in a general manager role. So this is kind of a test run for me,” Cousins said. “I think I put together a pretty decent team together. So, we’ll see what happens from here.” In terms of his team, Loyalty is Love includes former Baylor standout and NBA first-round pick Isaiah Austin and Cousins’ former UK teammate and first-round pick Daniel Orton.