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    Isaiah Austin's eye...or lack thereof

    Am I really late to this party?? I had no idea he had no right eye. Mad props to him for overcoming this disability.

    Btw, if anyone didn't see the piece on him on SC you need to.



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    Re: Isaiah Austin's eye...or lack thereof

    I didn't know that either. That is extremely impressive because I'm sure his depth perception is a little off since he only uses one eye.


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    Re: Isaiah Austin's eye...or lack thereof

    I saw the piece on it Saturday night on SC. Pretty impressive story.



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    Re: Isaiah Austin's eye...or lack thereof

    Im just as late, saw it yesterday. So many levels of incredible in over coming and playing BB!!


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    Re: Isaiah Austin's eye...or lack thereof

    My wife asked me why he wore the glasses during the ISU/BU game and I thought it was to avoid getting poked in the eye since you see guys always losing contacts. Saw the piece and realized it was much more. Impressive that he is able to overcome that and play to that level still.



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    Re: Isaiah Austin's eye...or lack thereof

    Other than teammates and family, it wasn't really known to others until last Saturday. And nba people too, I guess. Might not be so cool for the students to chant "nice glasses".



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    Re: Isaiah Austin's eye...or lack thereof

    How in the hell is he able to play basketball? I am beyond impressed with this kid now.


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    Re: Isaiah Austin's eye...or lack thereof

    Wow, I had no idea. That's crazy.



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    Re: Isaiah Austin's eye...or lack thereof

    Very impressive. I know we tease him some, but it seems his game is improving (3 ball especially)

    Man, if I were him I'd wear an eye patch. Talk about future marketing potential.



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    Re: Isaiah Austin's eye...or lack thereof

    I play pickup ball with a guy with one eye. Really not a big deal according to him and he also wears glasses. Of course, every time he misses a shot he yells ARGH!



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    Re: Isaiah Austin's eye...or lack thereof

    Quote Originally Posted by CysRage View Post
    I didn't know that either. That is extremely impressive because I'm sure his depth perception is a little off since he only uses one eye.
    Quote Originally Posted by MaccloNe View Post
    I play pickup ball with a guy with one eye. Really
    not a big deal
    according to him and he also wears glasses. Of course, every time he misses a shot he yells ARGH!
    maybe after a while you learn to compensate but damn, have you ever tried to do anything with one eye closed? Especially something that takes hand/eye coordination and depth perception. Impressive really.



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    Re: Isaiah Austin's eye...or lack thereof

    I've read a lot about eye sight and stereoscopic vision as my son has strabismus which affects how the eyes work together. Very impressive that he can play at the level that he does.



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    Re: Isaiah Austin's eye...or lack thereof

    Incredible story, had no idea this was the case with him. Amazing he can play at the highest level without any problems.


    Go Cyclones!!

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    Re: Isaiah Austin's eye...or lack thereof

    Quote Originally Posted by CysRage View Post
    I didn't know that either. That is extremely impressive because I'm sure his depth perception is a little off since he only uses one eye.
    That would explain the banked in 3 last night. <-------Austin.

    Too Soon?


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