|No. 1 – BG Göttingen|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|League||2. Basketball Bundesliga|
4 July 1987 |
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||233 lb (106 kg)|
|High school||American International School of Sydney
(Sydney, New South Wales)
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 58th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers|
|Pro playing career||2010–present|
|2010||FMV Işık Okulları|
|2011||Gold Coast Blaze|
|2011–2012||BK SPU Nitra|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ater James Majok (pronounced Ah-TARE Mah-jook; born 4 July 1987) is an Australian professional basketball player. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2011 NBA draft with the 58th overall pick in the 2nd round.
High school & College
Majok was born in South Sudan in 1987. He migrated to Sydney through a refugee camp in Egypt. Upon arrival in Sydney, he bonded with a group of young men from South Sudan, called the South Stars basketball team.
He attended high school at St Aloysius' College in Sydney, New South Wales, Parramatta Marist High School in Sydney and the American International School in Carlingford, New South Wales where he graduated in 2008.
After graduating, he committed to the University of Connecticut. He sat out during the 2008–09 season because he was not cleared to play by the NCAA. In January 2009, Majok joined the UConn roster and was eligible to practice with the squad for the remainder of the season, but was not able to play in games. In April 2009, he declared for the 2009 NBA draft but did not sign with an agent. About a week before the draft, he decided to withdraw his name and returned to UConn.
On 20 December 2009, Majok made his debut with the Huskies. He scored one point and collected three rebounds in 16 minutes of action as a starter.
In September 2010, Majok announced that he was leaving Connecticut, though the reasons as to why remain unclear. In 2009–10, he played in 26 games for the Huskies, averaging 2.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.
In October 2010, Majok signed a two-month deal with FMV Isikspor Istanbul, a 2nd-division Turkish club. He played 7 games for them, averaging 13.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.1 blocks in 28.3 minutes. After his contract expired, he left Turkey.
On 24 December 2010, Majok signed a six-week deal with the Perth Wildcats of the Australian NBL as an injury replacement for Jesse Wagstaff and Matthew Knight. In 8 games for the Wildcats, Majok averaged 7.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game. Despite his short stint in Perth, Majok became a favourite amongst the Wildcats fans with due to his shot blocking ability, blocking a total of 11 shots in his first three games.
On 12 February 2011, Majok signed with the Gold Coast Blaze for the rest of the 2010–11 season as an injury replacement for Mark Worthington. On March 22, 2011, just days before the Gold Coast's final home game of the 2010–11 NBL season against the Adelaide 36ers, Majok was released by the club so that he could advance his preparations and seek out training-camp opportunities in the United States prior to the 2011 NBA draft. In 6 games for the Blaze, he averaged 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.
On 23 June 2011, Majok was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 58th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. In August 2011, he signed with BK SPU Nitra of Slovakia for the 2011–12 season.
In September 2012, he signed a short-term deal with Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv of Israel. The next month, he left Israel. In November 2012, he signed with BC Tsmoki-Minsk for the rest of the 2012–13 season.
On September 3, 2013, Majok signed with KCC Egis of Korea for the 2013–14 season. On October 29, 2013, he was released by Egis after just 12 games. The next day, he signed with Taiwan Beer for the rest of the season. On November 12, 2013, he was released by Taiwan Beer before appearing in a game for them.
Majok is the son of James Majok and Amer Jacob, and has three brothers, Kashual, Orokey and Jacob and two sisters, Agum and Awod. Majok's cousin, Majok Majok, played college basketball for two seasons at Midland College in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) before transferring to Ball State University (NCAA) for his junior season.
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- At UConn, Wait Is Over for a Warrior From Africa
- Man, Basketball (April 23, 2009). "Ater Majok to enter NBA draft". Courant.com. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- Ater Majok Non-Factor in Long Awaited UConn Debut
- Brennan, Eamonn (October 1, 2010). "Ater Majok: Leaving UConn not my choice". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
- "Ater Majok Stats". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 8, 2013.
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- 2012 Lakers Summer League Team
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- "Ater Majok ersetzt Bobby Davis bei der BG Göttingen". Goettinger-Tageblatt.de (in German). December 30, 2013. Retrieved April 18, 2014.
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