Jahlil Okafor Had “A Great Time” at Duke University Visit


Jahlil Okafor writes a monthly sports blog for USA TODAY High School Sports and he wrote a lot this week about his recent visit to Duke University.

“A little over a week ago, I went down to Duke’s Countdown to Craziness and had a ball with my boy Tyus Jones,” Okafor wrote. “We had a great time down there just talking with the coaches and embracing the fans. We got to hang out with Theo Pinson too, so all of us were just loving everything about Duke.”

Okafor also talked to Coach K and was impressed by what coach showed him about what kind of plays he would run for him at Duke.

“I talked to Coach (Mike) Krzyzewski a lot about the plans he had for me if I were to come to Duke and I loved everything he was saying. They broke down some plays they run and showed us how they would use us in each of them. Tyus was watching Coach K’s interaction with Quinn Cook, since Quinn’s running the point, and I was watching everything that Mason Plumlee was doing. I was really impressed with him. He does so many things well. I could see myself in that position.”

Okafor had a great time at Duke, but he probably won’t be committing any time soon.

“As much fun as I had, I knew that I wasn’t gonna commit. It’s so early for me and I’ve talked to a bunch of my friends who committed too early and ended up decommitting,” Okafor wrote. “I go into every visit knowing that I’m gonna have lots of fun, but I try and keep an open mind and just enjoy things at this point.”

Okafor could end up at Duke with his teammate Tyus Jones, but until they both narrow down their lists we won’t know anything for sure.

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