In one of the most touching moments of the Draft, the NBA selected Isaiah Austin from Baylor in a ceremonial and honorary selection.
Austin was projected to be a late first round pick or early second round pick. His career though was ended before it even started when he was diagnosed with Marfan’s Syndrome. This disease would prevent Austin from ever stepping onto a NBA court.
Adam Silver wanted Austin to have his NBA moment and reward the hard work he had put in at Baylor. And so, midway through the first round, he got drafted into the NBA.