There are a lot of things to really love about the video linked in the tweet below. As the title probably tipped you off about, Whitney Young center Jahlil Okafor breaks the rim to the point that play has to stop. Have to love the crowd reaction and especially Larry Brown’s reaction as he leaves the gym. It probably would have been a bit better if Okafor had actually scored on the play, but there is always next time.
“Well, nothing to see here anymore I guess” the legendary coach Brown seemed to say as he left.
— Iowa Elites (@IowaElites) September 6, 2013
Okafor had quite the summer, coming off the bench for the US U-19 squad and helping them win a gold medal for good measure. He also recently visited the Baylor Bears over Labor Day weekend with his friend Tyus Jones. Oh yeah Jones also happens to be the top ranked point guard in the country according to some recruiting outlets. Will be interesting to see if any word pops up about how the visit went, but you can be sure we will keep tabs on the situation.
Okafor will have a state championship firmly in his sights throughout the season and if he can stay healthy then look for Whitney Young to bring home the hardware. Now that the pesky Jabari Parker is out of the way, Okafor will be able to truly shine.