European media:”Brother Inspirational” Isaiah Austin signs with Mexican club for 1 month
Live it, September 30, according to European media Sportando,”inspirational brother” Isaiah Austin has signed a one-month contract with the Mexican basketball club Aguascalientes Panthers.
Austin’s basketball road is very inspirational. At the age of 12, he was hit by a baseball and completely blinded in his right eye. Then through his continuous efforts, he became the third high school student in the United States by ESPN and entered Baylor University. Played in NCAA. But just four days before the 14-year NBA Draft, Austin was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome and his basketball career was basically over. . Marfan syndrome is a genetic disease with connective tissue as the basic defect, which usually causes bone abnormalities, internal eye diseases and cardiovascular abnormalities. According to statistics, one-third of patients with Marfan syndrome pass away before the age of 32, and most patients live shorter than 50 years.
However, fortunately, after evaluation by Stanford University Marfan syndrome experts, Austin is a”very minor” case. He also announced at the end of 2016 that he could return to the court.
Austin played for the NBL team Guangxi Wei Zhuang for two seasons in 2017 and 2018. Then he joined the CBA Tongxi team in the 18-19 season, when Austin played 35 regular season games for the team, averaging 16.7 points and 8.3 rebounds. Last season, Austin played in Lebanon and Puerto Rico.