Isaiah Austin returned to Saint Raphael Catholic School on Wednesday to sign copes of his book, “Dream Again.”
Austin first visited the Raleigh school in February to kick off National Catholic Schools Week and to tell his story. A former Baylor University basketball player, Austin was expected to be a first-round NBA draft pick until he was diagnosed with Marfan syndrome and was told he needed to stop playing competitively.
He started a charity, the Isaiah Austin Foundation, to raise money for Marfan syndrome and related diseases. Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that affects the body’s connective tissue.
Austin plans to graduate from Baylor with a business degree next spring and is currently traveling around the country as a motivational speaker.
He will return to the Triangle on Aug. 20 for a charity basketball game.