Melbourne United is pleased to officially announce that young big-man Majok Majok has re-signed with the Club for the 2017-18 season.
Heading into his third year with Melbourne, Majok has been a solid contributor to the group, being one of just two players (alongside Tai Wesley) to play every single game for the Club last season.
Known as Jook by his team mates and fans, at just 24 years of age he has shown he has what it takes to be a dominant big in the NBL. He’s currently averaging 6.6 rebounds a game across his career and finished top ten in the league for total rebounds last season.
A fan-favourite for his athletic dunks, Majok was excited about remaining in Melbourne under new Head Coach Dean Vickerman.
“I’m really excited to be here for another year. I’m looking forward to working with everybody – the new players and the new Head Coach. Hopefully we can all work together and bring a Championship here”, Majok said.
“He (Dean Vickerman) has a great resume in the NBL, he’s won Championships, so it’s always good to learn from someone who’s been there before and I think I’ll learn a lot from him.”
Born in Rumbek, South Sudan, the 206cm Centre moved to Perth as an eight-year-old but admits Melbourne is fast becoming his home after his sister recently moved over to Melbourne.
“It’s always good to have a family member with you, she helps me do pretty much everything and makes my life much easier. I’m really happy to have settled into Melbourne now, it’s been great.”
CEO Vince Crivelli echoed Majok’s feelings about him re-committing to the Club.
“Majok has been a part of our core group for two seasons now and we are delighted to have him back on board for his third season here at Melbourne United,” Crivelli said.
“We’ve seen tremendous growth in Majok on and off the court and he plays a valuable role for us.
“We’re looking forward to seeing him develop further with Dean and the coaching staff,” Crivelli said.
Also re-joining the Club alongside Majok is fellow young big-man Tohi Smith-Milner who has signed on as a Development Player for the upcoming season.
At just 21 years of age, Smith-Milner has been with Melbourne for the last two season’s as part of the Club’s development program.
Smith-Milner is currently playing in the New Zealand NBL with the Canterbury Rams.