Jahlil Okafor is the number one player in the 2014 class. He’s also half of one of the most impressive package deals in recent memory, along with Tyus Jones, who many rank 2nd or 3rd in the class. While many think that Okafor and Jones are a Duke lean so far, Jason Jordan says not so fast. Our favorite recruiting guru tweeted some tidbits from his talk with Okafor last night which may mean the Cats are making their move for the talented center.
Okafor told Jordan that he had a “great conversation” with John Calipari last night, and that he is very close with Karl Towns, who has already committed to the Cats. Is the fact that he might have to compete with Towns for play time a deterrent? Absolutely not. Okafor said that competition for playing time is more of an attraction than a deterrent to him, so don’t count the Cats out just yet.
Both Okafor and Jones plan to trim their lists soon and will announce their decisions in the fall.