Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, the best package deal in basketball? Not so fast, Duke fans. There’s a new combo in the works that could challenge the Okafor-Jones duo by season’s end.
According to Jason Jordan of USA Today Sports, one of the best in the business, Emmanuel Mudiay and Myles Turner are considering teaming up at the college level. Mudiay told Jordan he and Turner have had preliminary talks about going to school together.
Mudiay is the second-ranked point guard in the class, believed to be a Kentucky lean; Turner recently made the jump from unranked to top ten high school senior thanks to an outstanding summer. The 6’11” big man doesn’t have an offer from UK but he’s talked with both John Calipari and Orlando Antigua in recent weeks. One would have to assume an offer is coming soon, especially now that he is talking to Mudiay, a fellow Texas product and John Calipari’s top target in the class.
If the two do indeed decide to team up, they are a MUST-GET for Calipari and Kentucky. With Okafor and Jones likely going elsewhere, UK can’t miss out on Mudiay and Turner.