Two-time All-Big 12 honoree, elected to enter 2014 NBA Draft after completing sophomore season ... Was diagnosed with Marfan's Syndrome, a career-ending genetic condition, as part of NBA Draft preparations ... Invited to 2014 draft by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who made Austin an honorary draft pick between the 15th and 16th selections in the first round ... Led Bears to 2014 Sweet 16 berth and 2013 NIT Championship ... Started 73 games over two-year Baylor career, averaging 12.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game ... Finished career tied for second on BU's all-time list with 177 blocked shots ... Had second-most single-season blocks in BU history when he led the Big 12 Conference with 119 as a sophomore in 2013-14 ... Set Big 12 Championship record with 18 blocks while leading Bears to 2014 tournament title game ... Consensus top-5 national recruit, 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.
2013-14 (SOPHOMORE) BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM ALL-BIG 12, HONORABLE MENTION (coaches)
ALL-BIG 12, DEFENSIVE TEAM (coaches)
BIG 12 CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK (Feb. 17)
Named honorable mention All-Big 12 and picked up spot on Big 12 All-Defensive Team after averaging 11.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and Big 12-best 3.1 blocks per game ... Played in all 38 games, starting 37, and averaged 28.0 minutes per game ... More than doubled blocked shots total from freshman season, jumping from 58 to 119 ... Ranked fourth nationally with 119 blocks, which was second-best single-season total in BU history and fifth-best season total in Big 12 Conference history ... Earned 2014 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team recognition after setting tournament record with 18 blocked shots while leading Baylor to title game with wins against Texas, Oklahoma and TCU ... Recorded three double-doubles, bringing two-year total to 14 ... Scored in double figures 25 times and blocked multiple shots in 29 of 38 games played ... Had 8 points, 6 rebounds and 8 blocks in win over Louisiana-Lafayette (11/17) ... Followed that game with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 7 blocks against Charleston Southern (11/20) ... Led Bears to win over then-No. 3 Kentucky (12/6) with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 blocks ... Recorded 12th career double-double with 14 points and 10 boards, to go with 4 steals and 3 blocks in win over Southern (12/22) ... Had another double-double with 10 points and 12 boards at Iowa State (1/7) ... Knocked down career-high four 3-pointers at Kansas (1/20), which more than doubled his season total of three treys through first 17 games ... Had season-high 21 points at Oklahoma (2/8) ... Blocked career-high 9 shots in double-overtime win against Kansas State (2/15), which tied most ever by BU player in a conference game and was one shy of the school record for all games ... That performance, coupled with 14-point, 5-rebound, 4-block effort in win at TCU (2/12) helped him win co-Big 12 Player of the Week honors on Feb. 17 ... Recorded 14th career double-double with 12 points, 12 boards and 5 blocks in overtime win on ESPN Big Monday against Oklahoma State (2/17) ... Led Bears to crucial win at West Virginia (2/22) with 19 points and 7 blocks ... Scored in double figures in all four games at Big 12 Championship, including 18-point efforts against TCU (3/12) and Oklahoma (3/13) ... Had 5 blocks against both TCU and Oklahoma, then posted 7 blocks in semifinal game against Texas (3/14) ... Also scored in double figures in all three NCAA Tournament games, posting 13 points in win over Nebraska (3/21), 17 points in win vs. Creighton (3/23), and 12 points in Sweet 16 loss to Wisconsin (3/27).
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.