Monthly Archives: October 2014

Player Profile: Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Okafor is expected to lead the Blue Devils to a winning season.

Jahlil Okafor is expected to lead the Blue Devils to a winning season.

This past year Duke has reeled in one of the best recruiting classes in recent years, led by 6’10” center Jahlil Okafor. The distant cousin of Emeka Okafor, Jahlil is the #1 recruit. He chose Duke over schools such as Baylor, Kentucky, and Kansas. He averaged 14.8 points per game (PPG) and 7.1 rebounds. Duke landed the top center and top point guard in Tyus Jones. Jones and Okafor committed to be a package deal wherever they went even though they never played school or AAU together. On their decision to Duke Okafor said, “We just wanted the best opportunity to win.” Duke clearly gives them a great opportunity to win since they have established a long tradition of winning. Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s reputation doesn’t hurt either. Already expected to start and dominate Okafor is also supposed to be the first pick taken in the 2015 draft. He has many expectations and I expect him to fulfill all of them.