Birthplace: Fresno, CA
Isaiah Austin was the first overall pick in the 2019 BIG3 Draft. Considering he has the skills and shooting ability of a guard in a 7’1 body, it’s not difficult to see why. Austin played two seasons of college basketball at Baylor. In his sophomore season he averaged 11 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game, which earned him Big12 All-Defensive Team honors.
Austin was considered a first-round NBA Draft prospect, but he was diagnosed with a mild form of Marfan syndrome which kept him out of basketball for 2 years. In 2016 he was cleared to play basketball again. He restarted his basketball journey overseas, with his first stop being in Serbia. In the Chinese NBL Austin averaged 33 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game.
Austin is a rough matchup for any defender, and averaged 13 points and 4 rebounds per game in the 2021 season.