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New Gilas Pilipinas Import for FIBA Asia Championship Cup: Isaiah Austin, a player with a Literally Big Heart

Isaiah Austin is a player that could have been in the NBA but his disease got in the way

10 days to go before the unexpected tourney that the national team never had in mind. Gilas Pilipinas now Chooks to Go Pilipinas crams for players including import to play for the national squad in the upcoming FIBA Asia Championship Cup 2017.

The Philippines was awarded the wild card spot when Japan pulled out from the tournament due to conflict of schedule. Now with limited players available, the PBA is just entering its critical stage of the season, the UAAP and NCAA season on going, the Philippine team might not have the best possible team available.

Chooks to GoPilipinas plans to level up the playing field by inviting two imports by the name of  Isaiah Austin and Bright Akhuetie.

Akhuetie is a Nigerian currently playing college ball in the Philippines with Perpetual Help but will soon be moving to the University of the Philippines next season. Well and good!

I am more interested in informing you that the other import that we tapped is a player with a rather tricky disorder.  Isaiah Austin  is a young 23-year-old from California, USA, back in 2014, this 7'1" tall center was supposed to be one of the top picks alongside Andrew Wiggings,  Jabari Parker, Aaron Gordon and Joel Embiid, but it did not happen as he was diagnosed with a Marfan syndrome and he was told that he can no longer play basketball because of his abnormally enlarged heart.

Austin was barred from playing basketball until the last year, 2016 when doctors cleared him. He began accepting offers from Europe and China and now it looks like he will be getting another chance with the Philippines.

The FIBA Asia Championship Cup will start on September 22 and will end September 30 in China.

Is Isaiah Austin a good choice for the Philippines?

Not Sure
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