Jahlil Okafor announced on Twitter this afternoon that he will take an official visit to Kentucky the weekend of September 9th. It’s not the weekend of Big Blue Madness, but it could be the next best thing.
The September 9th weekend is the weekend of Kentucky’s alumni basketball game, when several former Wildcats will be in town for the scrimmage, Calipari’s fantasy camp and to do things that NBA players do when they get back together on their old campus. If you recall, Julius Randle took his official visit to Kentucky during the same weekend last fall, and we all know how that turned out. I’ve been told that weekend is when Randle decided he would eventually become a Wildcat.
Now, Okafor is still an unlikely get for Calipari in the 2014 class, but if there’s a time to change his mind and open his eyes to the gold standard in Lexington, that’s a great weekend to do it.