Isaiah Austin Signs with Adriatic League Team FMP: Contract Details, Reaction

January 7th, 2017 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

Former Baylor standout Isaiah Austin has signed a deal with Serbian team FMP of the Adriatic League, international basketball reporter David Pick reported Saturday.  

The figures of his contract have not been disclosed yet.

The 7'1" big man, who played with a prosthetic right eye, was expected to be a first-round talent after two successful years at Baylor in which he averaged 12.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game, via 

But just days before the 2014 NBA draft, he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome. It's a genetic disease that could affect the heart, and it looked as though it would permanently end his playing career. 

In one of the classiest moves by the NBA during draft night, though, the league honorarily drafted him:

The 23-year-old returned to Baylor to finish his degree while raising awareness for Marfan syndrome. He also published a memoir about his life and his struggles against the disorder.

But on Dec. 1, after two-and-a-half years away from the game, Austin announced via Instagram th ...

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