Consensus top-5 national recruit, elected to forego NBA Draft and return to Baylor for sophomore season ... Earned All-District and All-Big 12 recognition after recording 11 double-doubles in debut season with Bears, averaging 13.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game ... Played in McDonald's and Jordan Brand All-American games and adidas Nations as high school senior ... Third McDonald's All-American in program history, following Tweety Carter (2006) and Perry Jones III (2010) ... Nephew of nine-year NBA veteran Isaac Austin.
2012-13 (FRESHMAN) ALL-DISTRICT VII, FIRST TEAM (USBWA)
ALL-BIG 12, SECOND TEAM (media)
ALL-BIG 12, THIRD TEAM (coaches)
BIG 12 ALL-ROOKIE TEAM (coaches)
BIG 12 ROOKIE OF THE WEEK (Nov. 12 & Dec. 17)
NIT ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM Earned All-Big 12 and All-District recognition after starting 35 games as true freshman ... Averaged 13.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in 29.9 minutes per game ... Recorded 11 double-doubles, which ranked third among all Big 12 players and fourth nationally among freshmen ... Ranked third in Big 12 in rebounding (8.3 rpg), fourth in blocks (1.7 bpg) and 13th in scoring (13.0 ppg) ... Among all freshmen in Big 12 history, posted fifth-most rebounds (292) and sixth-most blocks (58) ... Was only Big 12 player to record a 20-rebound game in league play when he grabbed 20 boards vs. Oklahoma (1/30), which tied for 13th-most in any game in Baylor history ... Improved to 13.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game in Big 12 contests ... Led league in offensive rebounding in Big 12 play with 3.1 per game ... Earned Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors after scoring 22 points in 17 minutes of first collegiate game vs. Lehigh (11/9) ... Had first career double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds in win vs. St. John's at Charleston Classic (11/18) ... Posted 12 points, 10 rebound and career-high five assists vs. USC Upstate (12/17) ... Recorded 14 points, 10 rebounds and career-high five blocks vs. BYU (12/21) ... Had career-high 23 points and 17 rebounds vs. Lamar (12/12) to become first BU freshman with 20-15 game since Lawrence Roberts in 2002 ... That game started 11-game streak of double-figure scoring in which he averaged 16.0 points and 10.8 rebounds per game, including seven double-doubles ... Played career-high 39 minutes and had 18 points and 12 rebounds in OT win vs. Texas (1/5) ... Had 19 points and 20 rebounds vs. Oklahoma (1/30), falling one point shy of fourth 20-20 game in program history ... Posted 11th double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in NIT semifinal win vs. BYU (4/2) ... Had 15 points, nine rebounds, five blocks, four assists and two steals in 34 minutes of NIT championship win vs. Iowa (4/4), en route to spot in NIT All-Tournament team.
HIGH SCHOOL All-American and consensus top-5 national recruit ... Participated in 2012 McDonald's All-American Game, 2012 adidas Nations and 2012 Jordan Brand Classic ... Played for coach Ray Forsett at Grace Prep in Arlington, Texas ... Helped team to 27-4 record and second consecutive TAPPS Class 4A state title in 2011-12 senior season ... Averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks on way to repeating as Fort Worth Star-Telegram Super Team Player of the Year ... Named to 2011-12 ESPNHS All-American Elite second team ... Had 10 points, eight rebounds, three blocks and two assists to help West team win 2012 McDonald's All-American Game ... Had 10 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks in only 19 minutes to lead West All-American to win in 2012 Jordan Brand Classic ... Averaged 14 points, 9 rebounds and 6 blocks as junior in 2010-11, leading Grace Prep to first of two consecutive state titles ... Ranked nation's No. 3 recruit by ESPN ... Also ranked No. 3 by Scout.com, No. 4 by Rivals.com, No. 5 by 247Sports.com and No. 5 by MaxPreps.com.
PERSONAL Full name is Isaiah Charles Austin ... Nickname is Zeke ... Born Oct. 25, 1993, in Fresno, Calif. ... Son of Ben and Lisa Green ... Uncle, Isaac Austin, played for seven NBA teams over nine seasons and earned NBA's 1997 Most Improved Player honor ... Finance major.