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SCOUTING REPORT: Majok was a stunning addition to the 2009 draft class, throwing his name in the mix just before the early-declaration deadline. The former Sudanese refugee didn't play a single minute during his freshman season at Connecticut, and his name has come up in connection to recruiting allegations. Majok's enrollment at UConn was held up by questions about his academic qualifications, and he spent several years in a refugee camp in Egypt before becoming an official Australian citizen via a United Nations program. In addition to that unique background, Majok wouldn't be eligible to play for the Huskies until the end of the 2009 fall semester, which may have played into his decision to - at least for now - declare for the draft. Majok's an intriguing prospect because of his outstanding length, which will allow him to log minutes at all three frontcourt positions. Like many international prospects, however, Majok is rather unpolished. His strength and coordination are subpar. He doesn't have great touch around the basket and his jump shot is definitely a work in progress. Majok has a lot of room to grow defensively, but with the right instruction he could develop into a defensive stopper with his long arms and ability to get in the passing lane. Ultimately, he may opt to go back to school, where - even if he'll have to wait a semester - Majok will get the coaching and experience to put him on the right track toward being an NBA contributor. Given his lack of exposure, that may be the best decision he can make.

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