Majok Settles On Big East Power

Ater Majok is off the board. The 6-foot-10 power forward out of Australia made his choice on Monday and he's going to lace them up in the Big East.

Big news in Storrs, Conn., came out on Monday.

Ater Majok, a 6-foot-10 power forward from Carling ford (Australia) American International Institute, picked the Huskies over Baylor, Kentucky and a host of programs.

"He's going to commit to the University of Connecticut," Edward Smith, Ater's guardian told "He's let the university know."

When the commotion of the NBA Draft and early entries settled down in Storrs, it shook out for the Huskies. "Once Hasheem Thabeet said he was coming back, Ater realized he wouldn't be stuck at the five and his versatility of playing the small and power forward could be utilized," Smith said. "He thought Hasheem might leave but he wanted to play his natural position to him and he knew that combined with a push for the national championship would do it. That was the key."

Majok himself was extremely excited to let the news out. "It's pretty good," Majok told "It's a really good opportunity to play. It's a chance to play for Hall of Fame coach at a good program. I'm about to jump out of my seat right now. (Jim Calhoun) was very excited and he feels that with my addition to the team we'll be national champions this season."

The four-star recruit played well in a post-season all-star game and was one of the premier players left on the board this spring. Obviously, this is a significant addition to a team with major post-season aspirations.

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