Ater Majok, forward for the Connecticut Huskies, was withdrawn from the school. He played in only 26 games for the team. No reason was provided by the university during their announcement, made on Wednesday.
Majok, a 6’11″ PF and a former refugee from Sudan, came to UConn from Australia. His family had relocated to Austrailia after spending years in an Egyptian refugee camp. This season he arrived with much fanfare, but only averaged 2.3 ppg and 3.0 rpg during his freshman season with the Huskies.
He enrolled at the university in 2008, but questions about his academic qualifications at UConn and elsewhere left him ineligible to play before last fall.
Majok entered his name into the 2009 NBA draft, but later withdrew.
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This is without a doubt one of the coolest grand prizes I have ever heard of. It’s called the Hampton Chain of Friends Sweepstakes, but what it really boils down to is that the grand prize winner will get an entire hotel (100 rooms) for 2 days, in other words, a weekend stay for you and 99 of your closest friends.
That is unreal.
Not only that, the winner will get $5000 in cash to help cover the tax for the weekend, so it’s not like you would have to pony up the occupancy tax for 100 hotel rooms. The grand prize and the sweepstakes are not just open to Hilton Honors members or people who have previously stayed at a Hampton. It’s open to everyone.
If I win this prize, I think I would try and bring in my entire family from across the country for a weekend, because I literally have family all over the map. California, North Carolina, Michigan, Florida, Texas…it would be a dream to get everyone together for just one big family reunion weekend. To be honest, it would be great to do it anyway, but I sure couldn’t pay for it without winning the prize.
A whole weekend with my entire extended family, with a hotel pool, everyone getting their own room, is just a killer idea. With the entire family not having to pay for rooms, it would be great, and we could probably organize more group activities with the money we’d be saving.