So the recent news that Jahlil Okafor will be attending the Champion’s Clasic was a game changer. This game was initially just going to be a really fun and competitive night of basketball, but it appears the 2014 college basketball season could be in the balance as well and as they say, to the victor go the spoils.
Thanks to the tweet below for the update on this, and truly believe this will be the tipping point for which way this thing falls.
KU and Duke play the night before signing day, let's just make this simple. Winner gets Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones.
— Brian Snow (@BSnowScout) November 8, 2013
That is quite a lot of pressure, but that is big time college basketball for you folks. The reason this is such a big deal is because Okafor and Tyus Jones are a package recruiting deal, and they also happen to be the top ranked players at their respective positions. Wherever they go will become instant oatmeal national title contenders, and so naturally this is a prize that many were seeking.
Will be lucky enough to be at the United Center on Tuesday to see what goes down between these two, and you can bet that if my seat is in view of Okafor will do my best to keep an eye on how the Whitney Young center is enjoying the proceedings.