Jahlil Okafor and Jabari Parker have already been AAU teammates together, so the transition to playing together on a college team would probably be seamless. Okafor wrote on his USAT.com blog that he would love to team up with the Simeon Academy star.
“I would love to play with him in college,” Okafor wrote. “Of course we’re AAU teammates, and the reality is that I probably won’t be playing with him in college because he’s probably gonna have the chance to be a high draft pick after his freshman year wherever he goes.”
It is definitely unlikely that the two would play together, because after his freshman year Parker is likely to either enter the NBA draft or attend a Latter Day Saint two-year mission.
Okafor is having a solid year after a great summer as well and hopes to keep it going.
“So far we’re 4-0 and we’re playing pretty well. I’m averaging about 30 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and three assists a game. It’s early, but I’m playing pretty well. Hopefully we can keep it rolling.
Okafor has also hinted before that he would love to team up with the top point guard in his class, Tyus Jones.
“I’ve talked a lot about me and Tyus’ (Jones) plan to play together in college so that shouldn’t be new to anyone and we’re definitely still planning that. I talk to Tyus everyday so nothing’s changed there.”
Where ever Okafor signs with will likely not have trouble getting other recruits to join him there and though we might never see Parker and Okafor play together who knows what the future holds.