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Five-star Majok picks UConn

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Class of 2008 mystery man Ater Majok is taking his game to the Big East. The five-star senior committed to Connecticut on Monday.
The 6-foot-10, 220-pound forward from Sudan via Australia and most recently the Heat Basketball Academy in Virginia picked the Huskies after a well thought out recruitment. HBA coach Jason Niblett confirmed the new with Rivals.com on Monday.
"He felt at home and he wants a chance to win a national championship," Niblett said. "I think he felt like [UConn] was the best fit for him."
Majok, who recently debuted in the Rivals150 as a five-star prospect, saw the success of other wing forwards under Jim Calhoun's direction, Niblett said. That played a part in the decision making process.
"Ater spoke of the Rudy Gays of the world that played for coach Calhoun in the past and said he would like to pattern himself after those guys," Niblett said.
"The sky is the limit for Ater. He's a 6-foot-10 kid with a 7-foot-4 wingspan. He has great length and he's a hard worker that wants to be all that he can be. He's a good rebounder and a good face up man but he can also play with his back to the basket or stop and pop with his jumper. If the chips fall where they may, he is a NBA player in waiting."
Majok also considered Kentucky, Kansas and Baylor.
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