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Jason Jordan weighs in on Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker and Jahlil Okafor

Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker

Jason Jordan from USA Today dropped by Kentucky Sports Radio radio this morning to tell us what all he knows about UK’s recent visitors: Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker and Jahlil Okafor.

Jordan told Matt there is no reason to think Ulis will end up anywhere other than Kentucky when he announces Friday night and that Ulis will be eating pancakes, his favorite food, in the Wildcat Lodge next year from Chef Chris.

“Definitely going to be at Kentucky,” he said of the point guard. “I don’t see why he wouldn’t be.”

But things aren’t so crystal clear when it comes to Devin Booker. Jordan said UK is in great position, but don’t sleep on Missouri. Booker’s dad played at Mizzou, he’s a legend there, and Frank Haith’s staff is on him very, very, hard.

“Nothing is done with Devin, he has to play the whole process out. But Kentucky took its shot and scored a 10.”

And Jahlil Okafor — things are still looking good for Duke, although it’s not over until it’s over in recruiting, especially when Calipari is involved. Jordan said Okafor really, really, really likes Calipari and UK has a shot, but Duke is in the driver’s seat and no one disagrees with that.

Thanks to Jason for coming on the show. We need ballsier predictions next time, though.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

14 Comments for Jason Jordan weighs in on Tyler Ulis, Devin Booker and Jahlil Okafor

  1. Michael F. Jox
    11:26 am September 12, 2013 Permalink

    Thanks for telling us a bunch of stuff we already knew, Jason! 🙂

  2. KevinM
    11:26 am September 12, 2013 Permalink

    Cal has the moxie to go get Okafor IMO. Hearing that he had a great time at the alumni game doesn’t hurt. He was around a slew of NBA talent and that can’t hurt.

    Would that twist Jones into considering playing with Ulis? This would twist the recruiting world on its axis if Cal could pull this off.

  3. Hurtus I.
    11:40 am September 12, 2013 Permalink

    It seems to me that not too long ago they aske Okafor about the Duke lean and he got quite upset. I wonder what all the pro pickers thought about that. Besides, if he goes to Duke his chances of getting a top lottery will go out the window. Also, if he goes anywhere but UK, he’ll probably need to worry about facing us if he can get his team to the dance.

    Not worried about this! Trust in Cal and his beautiful basketball mind.

  4. Dave
    11:50 am September 12, 2013 Permalink

    Devin Booker’s dad is Melvin Booker?! I used to live is Missouri when I was kid and remember him. Very good player. I feel old 🙁

  5. bbr
    12:00 pm September 12, 2013 Permalink

    Not sure why any top-rated big would want to go to pUKe. That’s where frontcourt players go to get worse. Plumlee? Seriously?

  6. bbr
    12:05 pm September 12, 2013 Permalink

    Hmm, lets see…Miles Plumlee, Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly vs Anthony Davis, Nerlens Noel and Terrence Jones. Brian Zoubek vs Demarcous Cousins and Patrick Patterson, even Jorts. Yeah, your chances of NBA success are about the same at pUKe as they are at UK if you are a big

  7. Rational
    12:07 pm September 12, 2013 Permalink

    #3 take off your blue shaded glasses. How can you say going to Duke drops you out of the lottery? Do you not remember the kid that went #1 out of Duke after playing only 5 games a few years ago. That kid is now an NBA all star. I hate Duke, but dont be dumb

  8. cracka
    12:46 pm September 12, 2013 Permalink

    … so by that rational, if you’re a great ball player and go to duke you can still be a high nba pick and have tons of nba potential as long as you don’t really play for duke while you’re there … got it!

    maybe if okafor chooses duke he’ll be lucky enough to be injured and not be ruined by dookie practices

  9. Mr. Blonde
    1:48 pm September 12, 2013 Permalink

    Kentucky’s frontcourt next year is already guaranteed two seven footers and a 6’9 forward/center. There’s a strong possibility that Kentucky will get another big that will make a big impact in the frontcourt in Trey Lyles. With that being said, there’s really not a lot of incentive for Okafor to come to Kentucky. You can say all you want about “PUKE” and “Cal get’s players to the NBA” and “getting to practice with the best”, but I’m just being real.

  10. KevinM
    2:00 pm September 12, 2013 Permalink

    Blonde, what better reason to come to UK than having to practice every day against other NBAers.

    Can that really be stated at duKe?

    There is no issue with Okafor getting minutes under Cal. Put he and KT together: booyah!

  11. Mr. Blonde
    2:10 pm September 12, 2013 Permalink

    There’s no guarantee that Dakari will leave after this year. I DO want him to be a Cat, but I’m just trying do what the kids today call, #realtalk.

  12. Wedding Planner
    2:17 pm September 12, 2013 Permalink

    Why did Cal have an in-home with Tyus Jones if we have no shot?

    I say we make Ullis hold off until we get a firm no from Tyus. Heck, Hawkins may be better than Ullis

  13. Ryan
    4:58 pm September 12, 2013 Permalink

    Point guard dosent matter. Hawkins will be starting PG next year ans see good minutes this year. Just watch. Don’t sleep on him, he is a tough kid.

  14. Megan
    5:54 pm September 12, 2013 Permalink

    Jason Jordan is simply repeating what others (who don’t know) are repeating. It’s an echo chamber. That many people believe (or want to believe) what he is saying doesn’t make the content more trustworthy. It’s a rumor mill, which people like Jordan (and KSR et al.) use to draw attention and generate profit.

    We know the Okafor’s are entirely frustrated by such crap. We should listen to them.