Isaiah Austin ready for 2nd season

Updated: October 3, 2013, 2:23 PM ET
By Jeff Goodman | ESPN

Baylor center Isaiah Austin, who underwent shoulder surgery in May, told ESPN that he is about 85 percent healthy and has a new outlook for his sophomore season.

"I've been practicing full-contact and full-speed," Austin said Thursday. "I've taken some hits from Cory [Jefferson] and Rico [Gathers] and my shoulder's holding up."

The 7-foot-1 Austin, who averaged 13 points and 8.3 rebounds as a freshman, said he initially injured the shoulder in Big 12 play. However, it became ...

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