THIS WAS supposed to be an exciting week for Baylor's Isaiah Austin.
The 7-1 center, who played despite being blind in one eye, was looking forward to hearing his name announced at Thursday's NBA draft.
But yesterday, the school announced devastating news: The 20-year-old has been diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, the life-threatening genetic disorder from which professional volleyball player Flo Hyman died in January 1986.
"They told me that my arteries in my heart are enlarged and that if I overwork myself or push too hard that my heart could rupture," Austin told ESPN yesterday while fighting back tears. "The draft is 4 days away and I had a dream that my name was going to be called."