Ater Majok feature
Here's a feature that ran in today's Register on Ater Majok, and his long journey to finally becoming a UConn Husky.
A couple of interesting points I learned about Majok over the past few weeks:
-- He is a true hero to the Sudanese-Australian population after becoming the first African native to be named to the Australian national basketball team (the Boomers). Majok is "on the radar" for the country's team for next August's world championships, as well as the 2012 Olympic Games in London -- though that's a long ways off.
-- What took so long for Majok to be cleared by the NCAA? For one, he was enrolled in two different type of school systems in Australia. At Evans High School, then Parrametta Marist and the prestigious St. Aloysius, he learned under an Australian curriculum. At American International School, it was an American-based course load. There also apparently were some questions about government-mandated English classes Majok took for a couple of years after getting to Australia. Apparently, at one point, the NCAA believed his high school clock should have started with those classes.
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