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Riek going straight for the NBA Draft - Jan 3, 2008

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John Riek
18 year-old John Riek (218-C) from the Sudan stands 7-2 and could be the next Sudanese to play in the NBA.
After a journey from Bitui,Kenya to the Emirates to New York, the star of last year's Nike Hoop Jamboree at Lebron James Skills Camp started to play in the States for Our Savior New American once he arrived there.
The rising star changed schools and is now playing for The Winchendon School after getting advice by Sudanese pro Mustafa Al-Sayyad who is tutoring John.His futuer could be decided by the next NBA Draft this year , so let's wait and see how this young man is deciding or whoever is going to decide his path to a pro basketball-career.

The controversy of his transfer is documented in this article here by the Boston Globe:
and by the Daily News from New York:

Riek is not the only player from Sudan in high school sports right now as there are plenty of kids from the south of Sudan currently enrolled on schools around the country :

Marial Dhal, a 7-2 center and former Our Saviour-player now at Hillsborough Community College.

Thon Luony, a 6-6 forward transferred earlier to The Winchendon School from Our Savior.

Leek Leek, a 6-8 forward at Our Savior who is heavily recruited by Syracuse, Georgetown and St.John's.

Teeng Akol, a 6-11center at IMG Academy in Florida who has some interest in DePaul , St.John's , Kentucky and St.John's:

Ring Ayuel (225-C-88), a 7-5 center at Our Savior.

Steven Yien Gatkuoth, a 7-0 center formerly with Our Savior and now with Presbyterian College.

Ater Majok, a 6-10 center who made strides in Australia and should be enrolling in the U.S. on a college by the next year:,8659,21855079-23769,00.html

Deng Leek, a 6-11 center at Laurel,Maryland.

Adhar Mayen (201-F), a 6-8 forward at the University of Hawaii:

Arol Longar (206-C) , a 6-9 forward at Panola JC in Florida.

Manock Lual , a 6-6 forward at UPEI in Canada.

Nyal Mac Koshwal (208-C) at DePaul where Thijin Moses (203-F) was recently dissmissed :

With so much talent to choose from , even a junior-national team would have a good chance to compete against powerhouse Nigeria and Mali on a youth-level.
Until there is no peace in Sudan, a national team consisting of players from the southern part won't happen.And with the crisis in Darfur, such a project is in a far distance...  

Aluk Adub
Cartagena tabs Aluk Adub - 8 months ago
Ingecom Estudiantes Cartagena (EBA) inked American (has also Sudanese passport) forward Aluk Adub (198, college: Florida Memorial). He played most recently at Jacksonville Giants (ABA) in the U.S. Adub helped them to win the league title. He received All-Mid-Florida Conference 1st Team award back in 2014 at his college time. Adub graduated from Florida Memorial University in 2016 and actually missed last season. It will be his third season in pro basketball. By Eurobasket Data Center...   [read more]
Sudanese U18 National Team 2018 - 9 months ago
Starting five
Abdalrahman Edam
Akram Ali
Mark Demitry
Eltijani Ali
Mohmed Musa
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Deng Mayot
Plasencia tabs Deng Mayot - 10 months ago
DENG MAYOT CB Extremadura Plasencia (LEB Silver) inked 21-year old Sudanese center Deng Mayot (218-97). He has played for the last two years at B.C. Martorell. In 30 LEB Silver games in Spain he averaged 4.6ppg and 4.1rpg last season. Mayot won Spanish EBA Final Stage 4 championship title in 2017. CB Extremadura Plasencia roster for 2018-2019: Guards: Jose Medina Diego Gallardo Javier Cardito Arturo Fernandez German Martinez Forwards: Mario Alvarez Pablo Villarejo Duane Morgan Center...   [read more]

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