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7-2 Northwestern signee Chier Ajou cleared by the NCAA

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Northwestern received some good news from the NCAA on Thursday, as 7-2 freshman center Chier Ajou has been cleared by the organization’s Initial Eligibility Clearinghouse. A native of  South Sudan and cousin of Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng, Ajou is the tallest recruit in the history of Northwestern Basketball. There were questions back in June [more]

Are U.S. collegians leading the next British invasion?

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We all know what a great time Team USA had in London, winning all the games and the gold medals and all. Spain, Australia, Brazil and Lithuania all had memorable moments as well. But what about the host country? A year ago, there were doubts that the Great Britain team would even be allowed to [more]

Former Villanova forward Andrew Sullivan named to Great Britain’s Olympic team

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American college basketball will have a strong presence at the 2012 Olympics, and the latest player with ties to the States was named to an international Thursday: former Villanova Wildcat Andrew Sullivan. Sullivan will be suiting up for Great Britain in London as part of a team that includes NBA players Luol Deng of the [more]

Former U.S. collegians join UK olympic bid

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The Olympics will be full of basketball players who attended U.S. colleges. Perhaps more on non-U.S. squads than on Team USA, given that stars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James never set foot in college. Team Great Britain is excited about a chance to defend its home turf as hosts of the event, and the group [more]

Northwestern lands 7-foot-2 native of South Sudan

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Northwestern finished last season as, quite possibly, the worst rebounding team in the country. According to Kenpom, they were 319th in the country if offensive rebounding percentage, which bested their spot as the 327th best defensive rebounding team in the country. That’s just not good, and it doesn’t help that both John Shurna and Luka [more]

UK Futures team features US college stars

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Basketball has long been a truly international sport. Some nations have been more successful in implementing the theories and practices of good ol’ Dr. Naismith than others, of course. The United Kingdom would be one of those less assertive roundball non-dynasites, but for how much longer? With the 2012 Olympics set to begin in London, [more]