Baylor University center Isaiah Austin’s NBA aspirations have come to a screeching halt after he was diagnosed with Marfan sydrome, a rare genetic disorder.
Baylor coach Scott Drew issued a news release on Sunday saying that the diagnosis means Isaiah Austin will not be able to play in the NBA. He was predicted to be a second-round draft pick.
Marfan syndrome affects the body’s connective tissue and can weaken the aorta, which is the artery that supplies blood from the heart to the rest of the body.
Isaiah Austin averaged 12.1 points and 6.9 rebounds this season. He had announced in April that he planned on leaving Baylor after his sophomore season to enter the NBA draft, which is on Thursday.