It has to be one of the biggest coups of the Spring Signing Period.
We're talking about the fact that Fairfield has beaten schools like Boston College and Georgia Tech for 6-foot-8 Majok Majok from Northfield (Northfield-Mt. Hermon) Mass.
If you will recall, Majok was one of our favorite players at the 2010 National Prep School Invitational when he finished with 19 points and used his toughness, energy, and athleticism to dominate in the low post. He is tough on the boards, gets a lot of second chance points, sees the open man, can guard bigger and smaller guys equally well, and has long arms, good hands, and quick feet. We're talking about the type of inside player who is ready to walk in and contribute right away next year as a college freshman.
The addition of Majok is big for the Stags' recruiting class, which also includes 6-2 Jamel Fields from Albany (Academies) NY, 6-7 Adam Jones from Winter Park (H.S.) FL, 6-4 Maurice Barrow from Middle Village (Christ the King) NY, and 6-5 Keith Matthews from Sebastian River (H.S.) Fla.
And, if that weren't enough the Fairfield also is expected to get 6-5 senior Rakim Sanders, who is transferring from Boston College after averaging 13.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.1 assists and playing 28.1 minutes per game last season.
Stags head coach Ed Cooley appears to have all of the pieces in place for his program to be one of the dominant teams in the league for years to come, as six of his top eight players return from a team that finished 23-11 overall and 13-5 in the conference this past season.