Majok Visits UConn, Leader Emerges

Ater Majok's tour of U.S. campuses continued last weekend as he took in the Huskies game against Cincinnati. Here's the latest on the Sudanese Aussie looking to make a home in the States.

Ater Majok, one of the top available power forwards on the planet, recently completed a road trip. Majok visited Seton Hall and Providence unofficially. Both programs, according to guardian Edward Smith, have also expressed an interest in Majok Majok, another big man in the same program.

Ater Majok visited Connecticut. "The visit was excellent," Smith relayed. "Coach Calhoun outlined the plan that they had for incorporating Ater into their system. Coach Calhoun is a Hall of Fame coach who has the experience in working with producing pros that are similar to Ater."

According to Smith, Majok will look at Kentucky, Kansas and possibly Memphis. Baylor is also in the running but at this point, according to Smith, Connecticut is the team to beat.

The Huskies lead in Ater's recruitment was aided when assistant Andre LaFleur jumped on a plane and made the trip to Australia to see Majok at the American International School in Carlingford, Australia.

Majok's recruitment heated up last fall when he played a series of post-Thanksgiving games in the United States. He then returned to Australia and has been back a number of times since. Each trip back he's spent time on a campus.


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