7 ft 15 year old! no lie look at this article ! from the 2009 AAUs!
Isaiah AustinIsaiah AustinThe best NBA prospect of the day, that we saw, came from the Texas Assault team which were all made up of (sophomores) the class of 2012. Isaiah Austin, the 7’0” center out of Arlington Grace Prep Academy is the nephew of former NBA center Isaac ‘Ike’ Austin, and he wears the eye-goggles to match. Austin promises to be a top 5 pick in the NBA draft if he continues to improve continuously. With former great Danny Manning (Kansas assistant), Baylor head coach Scott Drew, and Texas assistant Rodney Terry and others in attendance, Austin showed his immense length, blocking several shots and altering numerous others. His timing is very good, knowing when to leap for a block and when to stay on the ground, even if he does lean in with his arms picking up unnecessary fouls. His wingspan is in the neighborhood of 7’5”, and he can almost dunk on his tippy-toes – and he’s only 15 years old. He could end up 7’2” – 7’4” when he’s finished growing.
Austin also showed a great shooting touch and range out to the three-point line, which for his age and size is quite advanced. He likes to work from the high post or top of the key, and looks for passes into the post and to cutters when his shot isn’t there. Besides long jumpers and shots out of pick and pop situations, Isaiah doesn’t have much of an offensive game, but this is most likely due to his dominance on defense. His back-to-the-basket moves are extremely simple, and a little bit uncoordinated, and he gets pushed around down low due to his long, thin frame. However, he never hesitates to push back and always keeps two hands on the ball when initiating contact - both signs of a true, fundamental big-man at the next level. He is still very raw, but you can see the talent is there, and he has a healthy fire inside of him and the willingness to get his team talking as a defensive leader.
great post! where did you find it?!?...oh yeah it was on nbadraft.net's front page
all sarcasm aside, this kid looks to be a really intriguing prospect, a lot of potential
that was corny.
This Kid Is Going To Be Something.....and The Funny Thing is he still Growing lol. Pure Domination is what i see in his future
It was on the front page though..He will be a super beast because he only weights 200 lbs as long as he continues to put on weight we might be looking at the next big thing.
If your a 7 footer in high school of course your gonna dominate playing with a bunch of guys who are 6'6.... Lets see how he does with the big boys, if he is another Austin Daye
not to put yall down but this kid could be seeing major foot/knee problems in the future
a black yao ming with his body problems
or even better
Ralph Sampson i think is a good comparison for him, granted i haven't been able to find a whole lot about him, but from what it sounds like an athletic super tall skinny skilled center, but you guys are right tall dudes like that have problems with injuries, Sampson was 7'4'' had a spectacular college career and a decent pro career before getting cut down by injuries, I can kinda see Yao Ming, but im assuming Manute Bol is a joke
i mean possible kneww or back problems like maute has!
better bigs. It's sad that a lot are prone to injury. (7+ footers)
dwight howard is a beast but is not a true center. this kid can be dat true low post scorer i seen him play one time he reminds me alot of kareem. im not saying hes gunna be kareem but there are some things dat remind me of hes really long and skinny and the glasses gud shot blockers and low post moves he still raw. kareem is a legend
He is a guy that I could see dominate the NBA in the future... Young and raw but a surefire top pick in 2012 or 2013...
height doesnt matter any ways