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Thought a thread for the Illinois big man was needed.
Jahlil Okafor Impressed by Four Schools
Arizona, Duke, Michigan State and Illinois stand out for the Chicago native
"I wouldn't say they [Duke and Arizona] impress me the most," Okafor said. "But they definitely impressed me along with Michigan State. I really like Tom Izzo, and also Illinois."
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Okafor and Hamilton (Whitney Young) and Jabari Parker (Simeon) will be playing live on TV this Saturday night.
8 p.m. No. 1 Simeon (Ill.) vs. No. 34 Miller Grove (Ga.) Wheeling, W.V. ESPN2/ESPN3
10 p.m. No. 11 Gonzaga Prep (D.C.) vs. Whitney Young (Ill.) Wheeling, W.V. ESPNU
2011-12 GEICO ESPNHS Basketball Showcase Television Schedule
Draymond Green, Magic Johnson, and Oscar Robertson are the only players to have two triple-doubles in the NCAA Tournament.
Made the ESPN Terrific 25
Where do the nation basketball recruits rank? Check out the player rankings on RecruitingNation.com
Well Draymond Green was in Chicago hanging out with Okafor last night. Could he have been on the recruiting trail?
@Money23Green: Vibed with the Lil bros @jahprobound and @MilesReyRey3 last night.... http://lockerz.com/s/196182919
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Can Draymond Green join the staff the moment his playing career is done?
Yeah, I know guys have to pay their dues and all, and I know this is Michigan State...but good lord does this guy care about recruiting. Cool stuff.
Who is the other kid?
Miles Reynolds, I believe.
He has an NBA career in front of him first, but I agree.
I love what green is doing fir our recruiting.
I am not a doctor
His post game is way beyond freshman-sophomore level. That spin move is unstoppable. He plays below the rim but uses his body and long arms to their full potential. I hope we get him because he will be scary to play against.
Jahlil Okafor is a 6'11 Center from Chicago (Whitney Young). Okafor is the top center in his class according to Scout, Rivals and ESPN as well as being the #2 Prospect overall on Scout and #3 overall on ESPN. Okafor's combination of size, coordination, footwork, and soft touch around the rim make him nearly impossible to guard when playing against his own age group. Okafor also competed very well against some of the top upper class men in the country at the 2011 LeBron James Skills Academy (green and white jerseys in the video).
Is it possible to land both Alexander and Jalil?
Are you talking about us?
Yes, I believe he it is possible to land both Alexander and Jahlil. Just throwing my 2 cents out there(not that it means much) but we have 2 open scholarships open in '13. Most likely, IMO, that it would be IN PG Demetruis Jackson and a SF, either Parker, Young or even Zeigler.
My point being that we didn't take any big men, and we've taken 2 big men in the same class before in Nix and Sherman. I don't know what our chances are with Jahlil but we seem to have a shot and we are favorites for Alexander. It looks like we should have 4 scholarships for '14 leaving room for the possibility of Tyus Jones, Drake Harris and JaQuan Lyle.
Just thinking out loud here.
yes and there is also the possibilty that someone leaves early or transfers. Plus, Drake Harris is also a great football recruit. Is it known whether he will play both in college or concentrate on one sport. If he plays football and basketball, he may well be on a football scholarhip at MSU if we get him.
Q: What are the schools that have been after you lately?
A: Oh, It’s been pretty much the same schools coming at me. Ohio State, Duke, Michigan State, Arizona and North Carolina have been coming at me the most. Kentucky is starting to talk to me.
Q: What are two school’s you plan on visiting this summer?
A: I’m not quite sure, probably Michigan State.
Whitney Youg High Schools #1 Center in the class of 2014. Q: What are the schools that have been after you lately? A: Oh, It’s been pretty much the same schools coming at me. Ohio State, Duke, Michigan State, Arizona and North Carolina have been coming at me the most. Kentucky is starting to talk to me. Q: What‘s the good thing about playing for a Nike sponsored summer team? A: Just the exposure it gives [...]
Just visited Nebraska according to his twitter account. Showed them lots of love on his account. His name is @jahprobound
I'm not losing sleep over Nebraska...lol...unless they want him to play LT or OT....
"probound"? ....I know Izzo's recruiting him, but this definitely makes me question how bad Izzo actually would want him..
C'mon every kid wants to go pro. You don't think Appling, Nix, Payne, Dawson, Harris and Costello and countless others chose Michigan State because, among other things, Izzo and MSU gave them their best chance to get to the NBA? Of course having a player for 4 years is great, but if you can only have a player like Okafor for a year you still take him.
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That's true. A kid with the NBA as his goal is exactly the kind of kid Izzo wants...
He's asked what two schools he's visiting, and he gives one school.
That sounds good.
No kidding. Maybe the MSU visit was just the only one to pop into his head at that moment, but it's still pretty awesome.
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