Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Ater Majok, a 6-10 forward originally from Sudan, made an oral commitment to UConn after visiting campus last week, according to the Hartford courant.
A native of the Sudan via Australia, Majok joins guards Kemba Walker of Manhtattan Rice, Scottie Haralson (Jackson, Miss.), Nate Miles (Toledo) and center Charles Okwandu of Harcum (Pa.) College in UConn’s class.
Justin Young of Rivals wrote of Majok:
“He’s a versatile and skilled 6-foot-10 forward who proved his mettle at the adidas Derby Classic. Majok makes his debut in the Rivals.com rankings as a five-star prospect and is one of the most coveted prospects in the class of 2008.”
With center Hasheem Thabeet returning for his junior season, the Huskies have only four scholarships to give. One current player would have to transfer to fit all five players on the roster.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.