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Sunday / July 14.
  • Chier Ajou to Seton Hall (UPDATED)

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    Chier Ajou, a 7-foot-2 former Northwestern center, is transferring to Seton Hall, sources confirmed to SNY.tv.

    He will be eligible in December and have two and half years of eligibility.

    A native of South Sudan, Ajou is a cousin of Luol Deng, who was traded from the Bulls to the Cavaliers.

    Ajou appeared in seven games as a true freshman in 2012-13 prior to undergoing season-ending knee surgery. He received a medical hardship waiver and played in one game this season, against UCLA on Nov. 29.

    In 2012, Northwestern said the NCAA had cleared Ajou to play after there were reportedly some questions about his high school transcript. He played two years for Culver (Ind.) Academies before attending St. Thomas More School in Connecticut.

    “I’m glad Chier’s there [at Seton Hall],” St. Thomas More coach Jere Quinn told SNY.tv. “I really like him. He’s a really good kid.

    “I thought Northwestern would be a stretch for him, the way they play. He went there in the Princeton concept. He’s all of 7-2. He’s a big kid and he’s actually pretty skilled. His feet don’t move great, but he runs well. Laterally, he’s not great. He’s got good hands. He can hit the 15-17 footer. When he was with us he had only been playing for about three years, so now he’s got five under his belt. So he’s got a chance. It would probably be a nice place for him to try.”

    The story was previously reported by PirateCrew.com.

    (The AP contributed)

     

     

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    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.

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