“Second-round prospect and former Baylor big man Isaiah Austin announced Sunday that he has a condition known as Marfan syndrome which will end his dream of playing in the NBA.
“From Baylor’s official statement: Former Baylor center Isaiah Austin has been diagnosed with a career-ending medical condition.
“Genetic testing as part of preparation for the 2014 NBA Draft revealed that Austin suffers from Marfan syndrome.
“…Marfan syndrome is caused by a genetic mutation that leads to problems in connective tissues throughout the body.
“One feature of Marfan syndrome is aortic enlargement, which can be life-threatening. According to The Marfan Foundation, about one in 5,000 people have Marfan syndrome.”
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