Harvard Still Favorite for Hoops Recruit Majok

Published by Dennis J. Zheng on January 26, 2010 at 3:10AM

In a phone interview last week, coveted men’s basketball recruit Majok Majok said Harvard remains his favorite.

The Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.) senior is scheduled to visit more schools during spring break—probably Georgia Tech and St. Louis—and he plans to make a decision afterwards, likely once his season has ended in March.

Majok is waiting to receive the results from his recent SAT, which will help determine his eligibility for Harvard, a consistent leader in his recruitment.

He also has high major offers from Stanford, Virginia Tech, and Notre Dame, and the 6′8 forward is currently deciding which of those schools to visit.

Of his late-December visit to Fordham, Majok said it “wasn’t too bad…Harvard is a better school, basketball-wise and academic-wise.”

The big man’s stock has been rising steadily thanks to his play during his final season before college. In a win over South Kent on Jan. 9th, Majok set a school record for rebounds in a single game with 26 boards, to go along with 19 points and 5 blocked shots.

“I’ve been playing well since the start of the year,” Majok said, calling it the “best basketball of my life so far.”

Majok’s ability to elevate above the rim has made him a mainstay in highlight reels (courtesy Northfield Mount Hermon Basketball).

Majok’s size and skills in the frontcourt would greatly bolster Harvard’s future class of 2014—currently made up of Northfield Mount Hermon’s Matt Brown and Laurent Rivard, Montverde Academy’s Ugo Okam, and Jesuit’s James Moore—but it remains to be seen if Crimson coach Tommy Amaker and his staff will be able to successfully lure a top prospect away from the pull of established college basketball programs.