Whitney Young center Jahlil Okafor was recently featured in Slam Magazine along with fellow Chicago baller Chris Alexander. Okafor touched on a number of things in the interview from how he wants to win a state title, to the obstacles that stand in his path.
The talent scouts have certainly had good things to say about Okafor, and a lot of it has to do with his skills rather than athleticism.
“Jahlil is going to go down as one of the elite, if not best, true back-to-the-basket big men of this era,” said Joe Henircksen of City-Suburban Hoops Report scouting service to Slam. “Because he is so polished. He’s polished and advanced at an early age, and he continues to add to that skill package.”
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Okafor even talks about how he has a goal to play on the 2016 Olympic, and the coaches have apparently hinted that it could be a possibility if things go well for Okafor in the next few years.
Could definitely see him playing an Anthony Davis-like role on the team, but that is a long time from now indeed. It is nice to know that Okafor has set short term and long term goals for himself, which will acquit him nicely when he is one day playing at the highest level.