Baylor's Isaiah Austin leaves game with ankle injury

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Baylor star freshman Isaiah Austin suffered an ankle injury after scoring 22 points in just 17 minutes during his collegiate debut.

Baylor freshman Isaiah Austin was on his way to giving one of the more impressive collegiate debuts in recent memory before a second half ankle injury sent him to the locker room early on Friday night.

Austin suffered the injury - which the Baylor basketball Twitter account says is a sprain - when he jumped to score a basket and landed on an opponent's foot. He finished the game with 22 points on 10-of-12 shooting with four rebounds and two blocks over 17 minutes of floor time.

A consensus five-star recruit, Austin is expected to be relied upon heavily this season as the 19th-ranked Bears look to replace NBA Draft picks Quincy Acy, Quincy Miller and Perry Jones. The 7'0 star has a surprisingly versatile skill set, which he showcased by burying a pair of 3-pointers on Friday night.

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