Commissioner Adam Silver announced between the 15th and 16th picks in Thursday night’s draft that the NBA would let Isaiah Austin fulfill the dream of every young player, making him a ceremonial first round pick.
Sophomore center Isaiah Austin officially announced he will forgo his final two years of college eligibility and declare for the 2014 NBA Draft. The decision came just under a month after his final college game, a loss to Wisconsin in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. How will Austin’s departure impact the Bears in 2014?
On Tuesday, sophomore center Isaiah Austin officially announced his long-expected decision to forego his final two years of eligibility at Baylor to enter the 2014 NBA Draft.
From dunking balls into baskets to dunking players into holy water, the Bears have experienced a season of immeasurable growth.
A day after toppling the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals 5-2 at Baylor Ballpark, No. 29 Baylor baseball turned in a 4-3 win over the Cardinals at Baylor Ballpark on Wednesday afternoon.
After fielding a lineup that boasted a wealth of Division I basketball experience during the past season, Baylor basketball will be forced to go back to the drawing board to find production for next season. The Bears lose three players to graduation: senior power forward Cory Jefferson, senior guard Gary Franklin and senior guard Brady Heslip. Sophomore center Isaiah Austin is also widely expected to forgo his junior season and enter the 2014 NBA Draft.
Despite looking like one of the hottest teams in college basketball only one game ago, the momentum finally ran out for Baylor basketball. The Bears looked to reach their third Elite Eight in five seasons, but fell short to No. 2 Wisconsin 69-52 Thursday at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
The Baylor Bears lost 69-52 to the Wisconsin Badgers in the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Tournament at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
The key to Baylor basketball’s NCAA Tournament run to the Sweet Sixteen has been stellar defense. Baylor typically plays a base 1-3-1 defense, which effectively utilizes sophomore center Isaiah Austin’s length. Austin, standing at 7-foot-1 with a wingspan of 7-foot-3, has developed into a feared shot-blocker.
Baylor defied the odds and turned a nightmare 2-8 start in Big 12 play into one of the most improbable Sweet Sixteen appearances in the nation. The No. 23 Bears will prepare to earn their way to the Elite Eight against No. 12 Wisconsin at 6:47 p.m. today at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.