Northwestern transfer commits to Seton Hall

Chier Ajou as shown above, joins a very strong recruiting class for 2014 for the Pirates.

Chier Ajou, an 7’2, 218 lb former Northwestern center, is transferring to Seton Hall, sources confirmed yesterday. Ajou residing from Oakdale, Connecticut, spent just two years in the Northwestern program, before deciding to transfer just three days ago. Coach Chris Collins made the announcement Tuesday and said Ajou had informed the school of his plans. A native of South Sudan, 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 only one game this season, which came against UCLA on November 29th. Ajou attended St. Thomas More school in Connecticut where there was eligibility issues coming into college.  He had played two years at Culver Academies located in Indiana before transferring to St. Thomas, and is unknown as what the NCAA was infact investigating. Ajou didn’t see much playing time during his stint in Northwestern, playing only seven games as a freshman and just one this season as previously stated under Coach Collins. With all this being said, it’s very difficult to truly gauge the impact Ajou can have at Seton Hall.


It should be noted, he is a cousin of Luol Deng, the Chicago Bulls star who was traded this week to Cleveland. Seton Hall now has five players joining the program next season in one of the nation’s better recruiting classes, led by guard Isaiah Whitehead and power forward Angel Delgado. Ajou is expected to be eligible to play after the completion of the Fall 2014 semester. This extra long and lean center is very raw but tough to deal with when he is active and aggressively patrolling the lane. He is a shot charger and blocker on or away from the ball because of his great length and ability to cover ground very quickly. Seton Hall fans should be very excited for the bright future for this program in the coming years.

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