In an excellent piece by Prep Sports’ own Robert White, apparently five star prospect Jahlil Okafor dominated the Utah Jazz’s Enes Kanter LAST summer. That doesn’t even account for the fact that Okafor took his game to a new level last year.
“I would like to think that,” Okafor said when asked if he could contribute to a pro team. “I’ve actually had the [opportunity] to play against a professional basketball player. I played against [Utah Jazz center] Enes Kanter. He came to my school over the summer and I actually dominated him. Then, I found out that he had been the number three draft pick. I spoke with his trainer and he was like, ‘You dominated my kid,’ and he was telling me how he thinks I’m going to be special and stuff like that.”
Well, well, well. What does that say about Okafor’s draft stock years from now? Well, it means that he is very disciplined and very strong. He also has a great work ethic and the only thing in my mind that would be keep him from being a top five draft pick would be injury. So let me just knock on wood realy quick. But that is impressive from the young man and though his season ended earlier than he would have liked, something tells me it will all work out for him in the end.
Nice job by both Robert and Okafor.