Sudanese Prospect Coming Into His Own
Longar Longar didn't notice the coaches watching him, but they were. He didn't notice how they consistently made his games at Nike Camp, but they did. In July, with each blocked shot, Longar's stature expanded.
Rebounding and shot blocking were the ingredients to his success. "[Shot blocking is] something I always had. I always block shots. I just don't let people try to come in the middle. I don't stand there for no reason."
The native of Sudan currently lists Arizona, Kansas, Indiana, Michigan State, Michigan, UConn, Cincinnati, DePaul, Iowa State and Iowa. He has one visit set up and it's for Arizona the weekend of Sept. 17.
Longar has been in the United States for the last four years. He came to the country from Sudan, the same nation Luol Deng calls home. "I know him. We lived in the same country but not close to each other. His older brother and my older brother used to play on the same team." Longar said the two talk regularly.
Last year, he averaged 15 points a game for John Marshall.