Majok To Visit Providence

Even at this late point in the season, PC is out recruiting... and two talented frontcourt players are showing interest.

The Providence Friars will be hosting two talented Sudanese born basketball players who plan to play their college ball in the United States. Ater Majok, the 6-foot-9, 215 lb. international prospect from the American International School in Australia, will visit Providence and take in the Friars ESPN game against Connecticut on March 6th. Ater is a top big man prospect in the class of 2008 who originally committed to Baylor, but has since rescinded that commitment and is now entertaining offers from a number of high major programs including Kansas and Connecticut.

He will be joined on his visit by his cousin Majok Majok, a 6-8 forward from the class of 2009 who also shows promise as an excellent high major player. Majok Majok also plans to attend play college basketball in the United States and is making some visits with his highly regarded cousin Ater. Both Majoks appear to have strong academic profiles.

Alter Majok is one of the best big men remaining on the board in the class of 2008. Majok describes himself as a combo forward who can shoot over people as well as post up smaller defenders. Majok demonstrates a natural shooting touch in the paint and displays excellent footwork. The athletic big man also runs the floor very well for his size. Most feel that Majok hasnt even come close to reaching his potential, as he spent most of his youth playing soccer. Recently, Alter Majok has been showcasing his talents at Martinsville Heat Academy (VA).

The Friars have expressed interest in both of the Majoks, but the competition for them is very competitive. However, the Friar coaching staff feels they are the only program offering the Majoks the opportunity to play high major college basketball in a close knit environment. The view is that this environment is more conducive to assisting foreign players adjust to the American college experience. will continue to monitor the recruitment of these two talented foreign players.

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