Majok Majok

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Majok Majok
No. 22 – Frankston Blues
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueNBL1
Personal information
Born (1992-12-10) 10 December 1992 (age 26)
Rumbek, South Sudan
NationalitySouth Sudanese / Australian
Listed height210 cm (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight111 kg (245 lb)
Career information
High school
College
NBA draft2014 / Undrafted
Playing career2014–present
Career history
2014–2015Helios Suns
2015–2018Melbourne United
2018Wellington Saints
2018–2019New Zealand Breakers
2019–presentFrankston Blues
2019–presentPerth Wildcats
Career highlights and awards

Majok Maker Majok (born 10 December 1992) is a South Sudanese-Australian professional basketball player for the Frankston Blues of the NBL1. He played college basketball for the Ball State Cardinals for two years, leading the Mid-American Conference (MAC) in rebounding and earning third-team all-conference honors in both seasons.

Early life[edit]

Majok was born in Rumbek, South Sudan, and moved to Australia when he was eight.[1] His family settled in Perth. He initially played soccer before developing a liking for basketball in high school at Kingsway Christian College.[2][3] After drawing interest from overseas scouts, he moved to the United States and played two years of high school ball at Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts.[4][5]

College career[edit]

Major played two seasons in junior college at Midland College in Texas before transferring to Ball State University in Indiana. He played two seasons for the Cardinals, leading the MAC in rebounding and earning third-team all-conference honors in both years. As a senior in 2013–14, he averaged 11.2 points and 10 rebounds per game to become the first Ball State player to average a double-double in a season since Theron Smith in 2001–02.[5]

Professional career[edit]

After college, Majok moved to Slovenia and joined Helios Suns for the 2014–15 season.[6] In 32 games, he averaged 6.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.[1][3]

After feeling homesick,[1] Majok returned to Australia and signed with Melbourne United of the National Basketball League on 9 July 2015.[7][8] In his first season with Melbourne, he helped the team win the minor premiership with a league-best 18–10 record. He appeared in all 30 games for United, averaging 5.5 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. United missed the playoffs in 2016–17 with a 13–15 record, with Majok appearing in all 28 games and averaging 5.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.

On 21 April 2017, Majok re-signed with United for the 2017–18 NBL season.[9] Just over a month later, it was announced that Majok would be trying out with the Dallas Mavericks for a spot in their 2017 NBA Summer League team.[10] In March 2018, he was a member of United's championship-winning team. Injuries restricted much of his season,[11] and in 22 games, he averaged 2.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.

On 16 April 2018, Majok signed with the Wellington Saints for the 2018 New Zealand NBL season.[11][12]

On 4 May 2018, Majok signed a one-year deal with the New Zealand Breakers.[13][14]

On 10 March 2019, Majok signed with the Frankston Blues for the 2019 NBL1 season.[15]

On 8 July 2019, Majok signed a two-year deal with the Perth Wildcats.[16]

National team career[edit]

In June 2017, Majok was named in a 20-man Australian national team squad ahead of the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Dinham, Abby (22 November 2016). "Home where the hoop is: Majok Majok creates magic in Melbourne". SBS.com.au. Archived from the original on 4 June 2017.
  2. ^ Robinson, Chris (5 December 2015). "Melbourne United's Majok Majok primed for first game in home state of WA against Perth Wildcats". PerthNow.com.au. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b Ward, Roy (9 December 2015). "NBL: Melbourne United centre Majok Majok makes homecoming against Perth Wildcats". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 4 June 2017.
  4. ^ Robinson, Chris (5 December 2015). "Melbourne United's Majok Majok primed for first game in home state of WA against Perth Wildcats". PerthNow. Archived from the original on 4 June 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Majok Majok". BallStateSports.com. Archived from the original on 4 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Majok Majok signs with Helios Domzale". Sportando.com. 5 September 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  7. ^ "MELBOURNE SIGN MAJOK MAJOK". NBL.com.au. 9 July 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  8. ^ Smart, Nick (9 July 2015). "Melbourne United sign man mountain Majok Majok after six years in America and Europe". HeraldSun.com.au. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  9. ^ "MAJOK SET FOR A BIG 2017-18". MelbourneUtd.com.au. 21 April 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  10. ^ Gardiner, Gilbert (2 June 2017). "Majok Majok hoping for NBA Summer League berth with Dallas Mavericks". Herald Sun. Archived from the original on 4 June 2017.
  11. ^ a b Ward, Roy (16 April 2018). "Melbourne United put offer to Goulding, Wesley to leave". SMH.com.au. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  12. ^ NZhoops (16 April 2018). "The Wellington Saints have signed..." Twitter. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Breakers Bring in Majok Majok". NBL.com.au. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  14. ^ Anderson, Niall (4 May 2018). "Basketball: Breakers sign Australian big man Majok Majok". nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved 4 May 2018.
  15. ^ "BLUES DOUBLE UP INSIDE WITH MAJOK MAJOK ADDED TO NBL1 ROSTER". blues.fdba.com.au. 10 March 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  16. ^ "Perth Wildcats sign West Aussie big man Majok Majok". Wildcats.com.au. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  17. ^ "HELLOWORLD TRAVEL BOOMERS SQUAD INVITED TO FIBA ASIA CUP CAMP". Basketball.net.au. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017.

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