Well, point guard Tyus Jones and center Jahlil Okafor are close to a package recruiting deal, but they face an interesting scenario on December 12th. Apple Valley and Jones face off against Whitney Young and Okafor in Minnesota, which might end up being on national television is fall goes to plan. It would certainly draw solid ratings, especially since it occurs so soon after they will make their decision.
Looks like Apple Valley (Tyus Jones) will play Chicago's Whitney Young (Jahlil Okafor) in boys basketball on Dec. 12 at AV, perhaps on ESPN.
— Charley Walters (@Charley_Walters) September 23, 2013
It should be exciting to watch that game, and considering driving out to Minnesota for that one. It would be an incredible atmosphere, and if I do go promise to take some pictures and videos for you all.
Jones and Okafor will likely both be in consideration for some of the player of the year awards, so that matchup in December will hold some weight in that discussion. Point guard Emmanuel Mudiay will likely be in the running as well, but Okafor seems to have a head start because he was recently chosen as a high school All American from USA TODAY.
It will be a fun race to keep track of, but you can bet that if the game is on TV will catch it for sure and give you all an update.