Northwestern State adds San Jose State transfer forward for eighth signee of class

The Northwestern State men’s basketball program added its eighth signee of this recruiting class in San Jose State transfer Majok Kuath.

The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 7.4 points and five rebounds per game with 65 percent shooting in his five appearances this past season.

All five appearances occurred consecutively in the month of February, which included one start.

“Majok is a high-motor forward that can really impact the game with his intensity and pace,” said NSU coach Corey Gipson. “He’s a great rim protector, an athletic finisher and a high-level defender.

“He’ll be a guy that’s asked to guard every square inch of the floor and guard multiple positions. He’s a defensive catalyst.”

The rising junior produced a season-high 13 points, six rebounds and two blocks against Wyoming.

Kuath played two seasons at Hutchinson Community College (Kan.), averaging 13 points and 6.6 rebounds as a sophomore while shooting 61 percent.

He primarily came off the bench as a freshman but still managed 12.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, which included a 34-point, 15-rebound effort in which he shot 13-15 from the field.

Kuath prepped at Kearns High in Salt Lake City, Utah, averaging 17.3 points and 9.6 rebounds per game with 14 double doubles as a senior.