Interest Picks Up For Majok

Majok Majok used the off season to get himself in shape and it's paying off on and off the court.

Majok Majok is taking the necessary steps to improvement.

After a quality summer on the circuit with Connecticut Basketball Club, the 6-foot-8, 225-pound big man hit the gym for some serious pre-season conditioning. By all accounts the hard work is paying off.

"He's really on a different level," Northfield (Mass.) Mount Hermon coach John Carroll told "His conditioning has him at a point where he's doing things he's never done before."

Over the last 10 games, Majok is averaging 19 points and 15 rebounds. That stretch includes a monster outing against South Kent where he recorded 19 points, 26 rebounds and five blocks.

"In preseason conditioning stuff he really started to take a lead and I think he got really happy with that," Carroll said. "I think he enjoyed being in the lead and I think his success fueled more success."

"He's a very competitive kid and once he realized there was an advantage gained by being conditioned he was all over it," he added.

Majok, who averages 15 points, nine boards and three blocks on the season, has seen a recent increase in his recruitment..

"Because of the way he's been playing, especially over the past 10 games, he's starting to get some real exposure and everybody is talking about how well he's playing," Carroll said. "He's playing at the highest level that he's ever played at."

"He's still going to play this thing through with Harvard, but he's got everybody coming through," Carroll said. "Oklahoma is in, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and Alabama. Oklahoma was supposed to come last night but couldn't make it. Boston College was here yesterday."

He's currently trying to get qualified for Harvard. The test score is what appears to be holding him back.

"He's short on the SAT for the academic index so he's going to take the SAT again in March and see how it goes," Carroll said about the Harvard situation. "He's definitely exploring other options."

Over Christmas break Majok took a visit to Fordham. He also took a visit to Harvard in the fall. Carroll doesn't expect Majok to make a decision before April.

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