Baylor Bears Hope To Have Evened Playing Field After Tyus Jones and Jahllil Okafor Visit

By Dave Daniels
Jahlil Okafor
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The Baylor Bears hosted Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones over the weekend, and the program is hoping that they have caught some ground on the Duke Blue Devils. That remains to be seen, but the tweet below indicited Jones might be considering places other than Duke after the weekend. That is just speculation at this point but Adam Zagoria of reported that Jones was “wide open” going into the visit, so we will just have to wait and see what kind of impression the Bears made. Okafor’s dad said something quite interesting lately, Chuck Okafor said that Robert Griffin III and Brittney Griner had shown thin in a way that they were serious as a program. Hmmm.

Well, the boys basketball program has not quite reached that same level of success, but it is still something to be considered. It tells you that the athletic director is willing to think big and it probably does not hurt that they have talented forward Ishmail Wainwright currently on the team. ‘Ish would pari quite well with Okafor and Jones, but we will just have to wait and see if anything pops up about how the visit went. The Blue Devils are batting cleanup here, so on October 25th they will get their shot at a rebuttal. The Bears probably put on the best show they could, but will it be enough? Not so sure.

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