Jan. 15, 2014
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – The Seton Hall men’s basketball program landed 7-foot-2 transfer Chier Ajou (Aweil, South Sudan/St. Thomas More [Conn.]) who has enrolled in classes for the spring semester. Per NCAA transfer regulations, Ajou must complete two full semesters of academic residency before playing for the Pirates. He has two and a half years of eligibility remaining.
“We are happy to welcome Chier to the Seton Hall basketball family,” said Head Coach Kevin Willard.
The 245-pound transfer from Northwestern will be the fifth Pirate newcomer for the 2014-15 campaign joining a highly touted recruiting class that features Isaiah Whitehead (Brooklyn, N.Y./Abraham Lincoln), Angel Delgado (Bronx, N.Y./Patrick School), Khadeen Carrington (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin) and Ismael Sanogo (Newark, N.J./East Side High School). Seton Hall’s incoming class ranks top-10 nationally and is the premier class in the BIG EAST according to Rivals.com.
Ajou appeared in eight games over the last two seasons for the Wildcats receiving a NCAA medical red-shirt waiver in 2012-13. Prior to Northwestern, he attended St. Thomas More (Conn.) and averaged 14 points, 9 rebounds and 2.6 blocks during the 2011-12 prep school season under head coach Jere Quinn. Ajou played two years at Culver Academies for Allan Huss and Mark Galloway. In 2010-11, he scored 10.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game and helped lead Culver to its first state finals appearance (3A runner up).