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South Sudan gains independence, may field a national team soon - Jul 14, 2011

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Since the South Sudan declared independence from the Sudan,there might be a chance for it's national-team and club teams to compete very soon in FIBA-sanctioned tournaments such as the African Championships. Luol Deng (201-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke) visited recently the South Sudan and hold a camp in Juba, while Kueth Duany (198-G/F-80, college: Syracuse) are actively helping to speed things up regarding basketball in the formerly war-torn region.
Since it will take some time to be recognized officially by FIBA, I took a minute to think who would likely be able to represent the country:

Isaac Kuon, Shooting Guard, Windsor (Canada) 21,7 ppg
Mac Koshwal, Power Forward,La Laguna (Spain) 7,3 ppg, 4,3 rpg
Longar Longar, Center, Utah Flash (US D-League) 2,3 ppg 2,3rpg
Deng Gai, Forward, Naglis-Adakris (Lithuania) 7,3 ppg 4,4 rpg, 2,9 bpg
Cheir Ajou, Center, New Mexico (US College) Freshman '11-'12
Peter Jurkin, Center, Indiana (US College) Freshman '12-'13
Peter Jok, Shooting Guard, Illinois (US College) Freshman '12-'13
Dau Jok, Shooting Guard, Pennsylvania (US College) 0,2 ppg
Koang Doluony, Small Forward, Indiana State (US College) 2,2 ppg
Goldeng Deng, Guard, Park (US College) 10,2 ppg
John Riek, Center, Mississippi State (US College) 1,2 ppg
Silver Laku, Point Guard, Skallagrimur (Iceland)

Maybe I'm missing some players with better resumees, but that's so far my list of possibles.


Syracuse basketball recruiting moves onto 7-1 center Majur Majak from Sudan - 4 months ago
Even before Nate Roberts announced that he would attend the University of Washington, the Syracuse coaches had been quietly increasing their pursuit of another big man prospect. While Roberts, a 6-foot-11 forward from Brewster Academy, did wind up picking Washington over Syracuse and Nebraska, the Orange coaches are interested in an intriguing recruit from Sudan by way of New Jersey. Majur Majak(7'1''-C/F), a 7-foot-1 senior center, has become the subject of Syracuse's recruiting efforts,...   [read more]

Peter Jok
Phoenix Suns waive Jok - 4 months ago
Phoenix Suns (NBA) waived 23-year old Sudanese guard Peter Jok (198-91kg-94, college: Iowa). Jok has never been drafted by the NBA. He just graduated from University of Iowa and it is his first season as a pro. Jok was voted All-Big Ten 1st Team in 2017 at his college time. By Eurobasket Data Center Check also Complete Transfers List in NBA   [read more]

Peter Jok
Peter Jok signs at Phoenix Suns - 6 months 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]

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