Been hearing a lot of talk lately about how the father of Jahlil Okafor is not so sure about the Duke Blue Devils, and how the elder Okafor is leaning more towards head coach Bill Self’s squad.
It is not uncommon for disagreements to occur when we are talking about big time basketball, and I would expect Jahlil to come to a decision in the next two weeks. Thanks to the tweet below for the heads up.
— Adam Rowe (@BlueDevilLair) October 31, 2013
The package recruiting deal between him and Tyus Jones appears to still be in action though, so fans of these two need not panic. Watching them play together at the college basketball level will be amazing to watch, and almost wish I could preset my DVR to ensure I don’t miss it. (Just joking.)
We initially heard these two would decide in early November but then word came out about the disagreement and it appears they both want time to consider their options. The end of November would be the absolute latest they would decide. I do not expect that this will cause a rift between these two to ultimately choose to go to different schools, and that would be both a strange and unfortunate development. What I do expect is that Jones will realize that playing with a big man of Okafor’s quality can only help the point guard’s game, and the Apple Valley star should probably just go wherever his buddy goes to school. That is if the main goal is to win a national title, which I’m sure is Jones’ expectation and goal.