Chier Ajou, Cousin of Chicago Bulls Player, Announces Commitment to Northwestern

By Ryan Resch

Northwestern announced on Wednesday that 7’2” center Chier Ajou will be joining the team next season.

Ajou, the cousin of Luol Dang, who plays forward for the Chiacgo Bulls, chose Northwestern after narrowing his choices down to the Wildcats and Butler.

“The addition of Chier completes a terrific freshman class that we’re very excited about,” Northwestern coach Bill Carmody said in a press release from the university. “He is an outstanding young man who is athletic, has great upside and is a good fit for our program. He’ll provide our team with a dimension we haven’t seen in a while.”

Ajou is looking to hone his game with Northwestern.  Ajou attended Culver Academies before moving to St. Thomas Moore School in Connecticut.

The Northwestern Wildcats made it to the NIT last season, and are looking to make the jump to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history. The Wildcats will return seven starters and are bringing in an impressive recruiting class, including such names as of Kale Abrahamson, Sanjay Lumpkin, Alex Olah and, most impressively, Jared Swopshire, a transfer from Louisville who was granted a waiver to play immediately.

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