Category: Featured News Written by Scott Burgess
The recruitment of the nation’s top prospect is about to hit a critical time. Whitney Young’s Jahlil Okafor is the top player in the country with his ability to score on the block consistently and a wide variety of post moves. He rebounds at a great clip and is a quality passer out of the post. He just changes the game and is the most dominant force in high school basketball.
Okafor recently narrowed his recruitment down to four schools in Baylor, Kentucky, Duke, and Kansas. The Whitney Young star has already taken a pair of official visits to Baylor and Kentucky. The next two weekends could have a major impact on where the elite prospect ultimately lands.
This upcoming weekend Okafor will visit Kansas. The Jayhawks have made a major push for the center in recent months and positioned themselves well for the stretch run. One of the perceived leaders for a while has been Duke as they have made Okafor a priority for the last two years. The Blue Devils will get their chance to host him the following weekend on October 25.
Apple Valley (MN) point guard Tyus Jones will be accompanying the big man on both visits. Jones is a top 5 prospect in the senior class and the pure point guard that Okafor is planning on playing with in college.
Both Kansas and Duke appear to be ready to make strong runs at the duo in the closing weeks before the early signing period.
The Blue Devils are also heavily in the mix for Trinity (TX) center Myles Turner who is a top 5 player nationally. Kansas is also right there with Turner as well as being a finalist for Curie power forward Cliff Alexander. One of the biggest storylines of this class is where will these three land and how they will effect each other by who announces first and to where.