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John Riek will play for Mississippi State - Aug 28, 2009


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John Riek
NCAA cleared John Riek (7'2''-C-89) to play for Mississippi State next season. The Sudanese centre however is going to have some precautions about his participation. The 20-year-old must miss 9 games before allowed to play. The NCAA admitted John Riek had some unspecified benefits before enrolling in college. The fact potentially compromises his amateur status. This is the maximum suspension apart from the complete barring from the tournament. John Riek had pre-draft workouts with the Sacramento Kings in 2008. He spent the last year at IMG Academy resting his injured knee.
  




Peter Jok
Peter Jok signs at Phoenix Suns - 1 month ago
Phoenix Suns (NBA) landed 23-year old Sudanese guard Peter Jok (198-91kg-94). He just graduated from Iowa (NCAA). Jok has played there for the last four years. In 32 games he averaged impressive 19.9ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg last season. Jok helped them to make it to the NIT Sweet 16. and they also made it to the NIT Sweet 16. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to All-Big Ten 1st Team. Jok has never been drafted by the NBA. As mentioned above he is just...   [read more]
Martorell welcomes back Mayot - 1 Year ago
B.C. Martorell Solvay (EBA) inked 19-year old Sudanese center Deng Mayot (218-97). It is actually his comeback to Martorell as he has played here before. Mayot is not a newcomer in Spanish League where he played most recently at ICL Manresa in Spanish Liga Endesa. Liga Endesa was a little too high level for him, where in two Liga Endesa games he did not score anything and had only 3 rebounds. EBA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Mayot also played that se...   [read more]

Angelo Chol
Illiabum lands Angelo Chol - 1 Year ago
Newly promoted Illiabum Clube (LPB) landed 23-year old American (has also Sudanese passport) forward Angelo Chol (206-100kg-93). He just graduated from San Diego State University (NCAA). Chol has played there for the last three years. In 36 games he averaged 3.9ppg and 3.1rpg last season. Chol helped them to win the regular season and make it to the MWC Tournament final. As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball. Illiabum Clube ros...   [read more]


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