John Bol Ajak stood near mid-court at West Chester University, wearing gray sweatpants and a gray sweatshirt donning a “W” across the front. All he wanted to do was play. Around him, Westtown (Pennsylvania) High School took the court for warm-ups before playing Roman Catholic (Pennsylvania) High School.
John Bol Ajak moved to the U.S. at age 15, having never played basketball before. Now he’ll be suiting up for Syracuse next season, from @AnthonyDabbundo: https://t.co/SmmU6SI2vR pic.twitter.com/3eDM2yvlmO
— Daily Orange Sports (@DOsports) January 17, 2019
For the last six weeks, Ajak, a Syracuse commit, had missed practices and games with a hip injury. He stood at the free throw line as his teammates warmed up, smiling and laughing. Once the game started, Ajak spent more time standing in front of the Westtown bench than sitting in his chair.
— Ray Teodora (@rayteodora1) January 13, 2019