staff, June 20, 2012

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.