Majok Gains Interest

Majok Majok had a terrific July playing for the Connecticut Basketball Club. Now he's in Massachusetts preparing for the high school season and going through the recruiting process.

Big men are always a need for college coaches, so it should come as no surprise that a number of programs have recently checked in 6-foot-8, 230-pound post prospect Majok Majok.

Since arriving at Northfield (Mass.) Mount Hermon Virginia, Notre Dame, Stanford, Northwestern, Drexel, VCU, Penn State, Providence, Georgia Tech and Boston College have all stopped in to evaluate the talented big man. Virginia Tech, Alabama and Oklahoma are also showing interest.

"I think he's an interesting kid," Mount Hermon coach John Carroll said. "He's 6-8, 230 and runs the floor well. He's got good hands and he's very athletic and he's tough. The more his name gets out there the more his recruiting picks up."

One of the schools intriguing to Majok is Harvard, but he's forced to wait for his text scores and grades before going further in the process with them.

"He's really exploring Harvard in a big way," Carroll said. "We just need to see how his test score comes back and how his grades are for the first semester."

"I think his recruitment has a ways to go because he won't find out from Harvard until the end of the semester or in early January," he added. "We'll have a better idea though in about five days when his test score comes back."

As far as on the court coach Carroll said he's in the best shape of his life and playing great basketball.

"We've gotten him in great condition," he said. "He's in much better shape than he was over the summer. He's just in sick shape and he's just beasting kids. He's bouncier than he looks, He's really bouncy. He blocks a lot of shots and he tries to dunk the ball every time he touches it."

Majok is currently rated as a three-star prospect on Scout.com.


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