The tweet below definitely caught my interest. Jahlil Okafor has apparently been “scoring at will” during the US U-19 scrimmages and you pretty much have to double team him every time he touches the ball on the low block. He will be a game changer and will likely lead the US squad to a gold medal.
Jahlil Okafor is nearly two years younger than many of the players here but he's scoring at will regardless. Skill-level is off the charts.
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) June 15, 2013
Okafor and his good friend Tyus Jones will go to college together and it is a shame Jones couldn’t join the US squad this summer because of an illness to his grandfather. Here is wishing the best to Jones and his family this summer.
USA U19 training tips today 7:30 pm (ET). Among the 26 players is rising HS sr. Jahlil Okafor-MVP of the 2012 FIBA U17 World Champ #usabmu19
— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) June 14, 2013
Jones and Okafor will be a thrill to watch in college and the sport should be in good shape for the foreseeable future; there is so much young talent that needs to be appreciated fully.
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