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Isaiah Austin sees future in NBA

The Baylor center lost the sight in his right eye years ago. It hasn't stopped him yet.

Originally Published: May 12, 2014
By Chris Jones | ESPN The Magazine

IT IS A CHOICE that only the most blessed get to make. That's how Isaiah Austin, Baylor's 7-foot-1 center, approached a decision that might have tormented a more ordinary 20-year-old: remain a giant on collegiate courts, or hope to begin a more lucrative education. Austin, like dozens of other young men this spring, has elected to leave school in pursuit of a professional career. "I'm just very thankful to be in this position, "he says. Unlike Andrew Wiggins or Jabari Parker, however, ...

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