Wildcats add tallest player in program history

Northwestern and Bill Carmody announced Wednesday the addition of Chier Ajou, a 7-foot-2 center who is eligible for the 2012-13 season. Ajou, who attended prep school last year, will be the program’s tallest player ever.

“The addition of Chier completes a terrific freshman class that we’re very excited about,” Carmody said in a release. “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.”

[NUSports: Wildcats Add Chier Ajou to Recruiting Class for 2012-13]

Ajou averaged 14 points, 9 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots per contest last season at St. Thomas More School in Connecticut.

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aroznowski on 6/20/2012 @ 4:38pm EDT Said:

This is what Northwestern has needed for years. Watch out for the Wildcats next season! Even though they lose John Shurna, they return Drew Crawford, Dave Sobolewski, JerShon Cobb, and Reggie Hearn. When Kevin Coble left, Shurna stepped up and became the team’s star and leader. Now with Shurna leaving, I expect Crawford to step up and become the team’s star and leader. With a 7-2 center now on board, the Wildcats might surprise some people and qualify for the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history.