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Chier Ajou ruled eligible by NCAA

Updated: August 16, 2012, 8:54 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Northwestern freshman center Chier Ajou has been cleared by the NCAA and will be eligible for the upcoming season, Wildcats coach Bill Carmody announced Thursday.

Ajou, a 7-foot-2 center, is originally from the South Sudan and attended Culver Academies in Indiana for two years and went to St. Thomas More School in Connecticut last year. He signed with Northwestern in June and is the program's tallest player ever.

Ajou averaged 14 points, nine rebounds and 2.6 blocks last season. ...

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