Trey Scott
Monday August 12th, 2013

Isaiah Austin returned to Baylor for his sophomore season. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Getty Images) Isaiah Austin returned to Baylor for his sophomore season. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Getty Images)

Baylor's Isaiah Austin shocked most of college basketball when he decided to return for his sophomore season rather than test the NBA waters.

It was later revealed the reasoning behind the decision was a torn posterior labrum, which required surgery in May and would have kept Austin from working out for prospective NBA teams.

Baylor head coach Scott Drew told CBSSports.com that Austin's shoulder is recovering well and ahead of schedule:

It'll probably be another two or three weeks before he's cleared to shoot 3-pointers. But he's been doing well. When they tell you [four-to-six months], you're always shooting for [four]. And he's still ahead of that schedule. So he's good.

Austin, a 7-foot-1-inch center with shooting range, is projected by many to be a lottery pick in next summer's 2014 NBA Draft. He averaged 13 points and 8.3 rebounds per game as a freshman with the Bears and made 33 percent of his attempted three-pointers. Baylor, last season's NIT Champion, opens the season Nov. 8 against Colorado.

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