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Isaiah Austin Posts Inspirational Message On Instagram After News That His Basketball Career Is Over

No one would blame Isaiah Austin if he decided to stay out of the public eye for a while. Earlier today, news came out that Austin, the former Baylor star, has been diagnosed with rare Marfan syndrome, and that his basketball career cannot continue, incredibly heartbreaking news for the NBA hopeful just days before the draft.

Instead, Austin posted a message to Instagram, and it certainly seems like he is taking everything in stride.

Baylor coach Scott Drew, Austin's Baylor teammates, and other members of the BU community have reached out with messages of support for Austin.

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">@isaiahaustin http://t.co/4921xYnlvu— Quincy Acy (@QuincyAcy)

Keep ya head high lil bro God got you @isaiahaustinhttp://t.co/4921xYnlvu

— Quincy Acy (@QuincyAcy) June 22, 2014

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">@IsaiahAustin who was diagnosed with a career-ending medical condition. Great Player & better person — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII)

Please send up a prayer for @IsaiahAustin ? who was diagnosed with a career-ending medical condition.
Great Player & better person

— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) June 22, 2014

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">@isaiahaustin gonna keep his head high and keep faith!! Keep you in my prayers… http://t.co/bOSWgMMMfz— 0⃣ Royce O'Neale 0⃣ (@BucketsONeale00)

Best believe my family @isaiahaustin gonna keep his head high and keep faith!! Keep you in my prayers… http://t.co/bOSWgMMMfz

— Royce O'Neale (@BucketsONeale00) June 22, 2014

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