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Baylor's Isaiah Austin has Marfan syndrome, won't be part of NBA draft
Baylor's Isaiah Austin has Marfan syndrome, won't be part of NBA draft

Isaiah Austin made the right decision, but that doesn't mean it was easy. The 7-foot-1 former Baylor center pulled out of this week's NBA draft Sunday because of a rare genetic disorder known as Marfan syndrome, which affects his heart. “They told me that my arteries in my heart are enlarged and that if I overwork myself or push too hard that my heart could rupture,” Austin said in a brief ESPN interview, his voice halting as he fought back tears. “The draft is four days away and I had a dream that my name was going to be called.” Austin had already overcome a lot just to get to this point. He revealed during this past season with the Bears that he...

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