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Ater Majok
C - 6'10, 225lbs - 36 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Signed elsewhere in Africa - Signed with Ahly Benghazi in Libya
  • Birthdate: 07/04/1987
  • Drafted (NBA): 58th pick, 2011
  • Pre-draft team: Connecticut
  • Country: Australia/South Sudan/Lebanon
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Boris Lechitski (SIG)
21st October, 2010TurkeySigned a two month contract with Isikspor.
23rd December, 2010AustraliaSigned a six week contract with Perth Wildcats.
12th February, 2011AustraliaSigned for the remainder of the season with Gold Coast Blaze.
2011 NBA DraftNBADrafted 58th overall by L.A. Lakers.
23rd September, 2011SlovakiaSigned a one year contract with Nitra.
2nd September, 2012IsraelSigned a short term contract with Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
1st October, 2012IsraelLeft Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
20th November, 2012BelarusSigned for the remainder of the season with Tsmoki-Minsk.
3rd September, 2013South KoreaSigned a one year contract with KCC Egis.
29th October, 2013South KoreaReleased by KCC Egis.
30th October, 2013TaiwanSigned for the remainder of the season with Taiwan Beer.
12th November, 2013TaiwanReleased by Taiwan Beer.
30th December, 2013GermanySigned for the remainder of the season with Goettingen.
12th December, 2014D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Los Angeles D-Fenders.
1st September, 2015PolandSigned a one year contract with Trefl Sopot.
20th May, 2016ChinaSigned a one season contract with Beijing Dongfang.
21st October, 2016NBADraft rights traded by L.A. Lakers to Chicago in exchange for Jose Calderon, a 2018 second round pick and a 2019 second round pick.
21st October, 2016LebanonSigned a one year contract with Homenetmen.
14th April, 2017ChinaSigned a one season contract with Luoyang (To join after completion of Lebanese LBL season).
1st September, 2017NBADraft rights traded by Chicago to New Orleans in exchange for Quincy Pondexter, a 2018 second round pick and cash.
11th September, 2017NBANew Orleans renounced draft rights.
Career Moves
2008 - 2010Connecticut (NCAA)
October 2010 - December 2010Isikspor (Turkey, TBL2)
December 2010 - February 2011Perth Wildcats (Australia)
February 2011 - June 2011Gold Coast Blaze (Australia)
September 2011 - presentK SPU Bemaco Nitra (Slovakia)
July 2012L.A. Lakers (Summer League)
September 2012 - October 2012Maccabi Tel-Aviv (Israel)
November 2012 - June 2013Tsmoki-Minsk (Belarus)
September 2013 - October 2013KCC Egis (South Korea)
October 2013 - November 2013Taiwan Beer (Taiwan)
December 2013 - June 2014Goettingen (Germany)
December 2014 - June 2015Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League)
September 2015 - May 2016Trefl Sopot (Poland)
May 2016 - July 2016Beijing Dongfang (China, NBL)
October 2016 - May 2017Homenetmen (Lebanon)
May 2017 - September 2017Luoyang (China, NBL)
Articles about Ater Majok

June 29, 2017

Ater Majok - 58th pick, 2011
Has had a journeyman pro career which has not seen much development; can rebound and defend the post/basket at lower levels, but post bound, not quick, and not skilled offensively. Never was NBA calibre, and still isn’t.

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June 25, 2011

Pick 58: With their fourth and final pick, the Lakers pick a long shot even longer than Chukwudiebere Maduabum. They draft Ater Majok, the famous (or infamous) former UConn player who has never achieved anything except hype. Majok, who turns 25 in two weeks, began his professional career last season, where he visited a few stops before landing back in his native(ish) Australia. He averaged 2.7 points per game for the Gold Coast Blaze, and therefore becomes the first player to ever be drafted immediately after averaging 2.7 points per game in the Australian league. Whoopee.

The pick makes no sense, for the simple reason that Majok has never shown anything, and is too old to ever really do so. He is too old to be a project, to be a draft-and-stash, to be anything that ever impacts the NBA after tonight. If the Lakers wanted to draft and stash a big man, there were candidates out there - Greg Smith, Michael Dunigan or Giorgi Shermadini all make far more sense. Shermadini in particular is the kind of player you draft and stash - he is playing in the Euroleague, stands 7'1 tall, and has a very high level of fundamentals. Instead, the international scouting process - which the ESPN panel are lauding due to a lack of anything else to say - has somehow ignored a promising Euroleague centre in favour of a disappointing Big East one, who is far too old and far too raw to ever matter.

There is really no point in trying to predict the NBA draft.

(This is also why there should be a third round. Aren't we having fun right now?)

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June 21, 2011

Ater Majok - Majok is technically automatically eligible this season. For all the hype of his arrival at UConn, he lasted precisely one season, and did very little in it. Leaving last summer to play professionally, Majok began life in the Turkish second division with Isikspor, and averaged a healthy 13.9ppg, 8.6rpg and 3.1bpg. He then moved to Australia to first play for the Perth Wildcats (8/3/2), then later for the Gold Coast Blaze (3/2/1). And that's not great. Majok turns 24 in a fortnight, and is still thoroughly underdeveloped (and, frankly, not that talented). All he has going for him now is name recognition.

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