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Thursday / May 13.
  • Unable to get into Michigan, Nojel Eastern reopens recruitment

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    By ADAM ZAGORIA

    Unable to get into Michigan because of a lack of credits, Purdue transfer Nojel Eastern is re-opening his recruitment.

    Eastern, a 6-foot-7, 225-pound junior wing from Evanston, IL, averaged 4.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game last season, while shooting 42.0 percent from the field.

    As a sophomore during the 2018-19 season, Eastern played. a significant role for the Boilermakers, starting in 35 of 36 games and averaging 7.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

    Wherever he lands, Eastern will have to sit out the 2020-21 season unless he receives a waiver for immediate eligibility.

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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.