Rumor is that there will be a press conference on-campus at some point today. Austin has until 11:59 PM Eastern Time to file his paperwork and declare for the Draft. Words can't really describe how big this news would be for both Baylor, who would have Twin Towers inside of Isaiah and Cory Jefferson, and the Big 12, which is losing quite a bit of talent overall. The expectations would be tremendous, but so would the potential. Consistent guard play would be literally the only question facing this team next year.
This isn't a done deal by any means, but the tweet I retweeted a few moments ago from Pierre Jackson hints pretty strongly at Isaiah coming back. There are numerous others saying the same thing, too, possibly stemming from the same info. I'm out and about, so my ability to embed tweets is limited. Once I get home, I'll update the thread.
UPDATE: Pierre's original tweet:
That gives context to what Isaiah's mom tweeted earlier, as well:
I am so proud of @isaiahaustin for making a tough decision for the right reasons. God is great. 🙏— LisaGreen (@Green5Stars) April 28, 2013
Isaiah himself tweeted this in response to the resulting speculation:
Everybody please don't jump to any conclusions I have not made my final decision yet! Y'all will know soon enough what I choose...— God's Child (@IsaiahAustin) April 28, 2013
To which Pierre responded:
Ok BU lol #dontbelievemejustwatch #21— Pierre Jackson (@PierreJackson55) April 28, 2013
Without having any inside information as to Isaiah's thought processes, here's my best guess: Isaiah has made his decision, as alluded to by his mother and Pierre, but doesn't want to spoil the eventual press conference. We don't have a time for that yet, but it will be today.