Point guard Tyus Jones and center Jahlil Okafor, both top five players according to ESPN’s rankings, recently announced their intention to the world of playing for the Duke Blue Devils next season. Jones though the choice was clear, but they helped each other on the way towards their decision.
“We sold each other (on attending Duke),” Jones said to Sporting News. “We just sat down and figured what would be the best fit for the both of us to go and make an impact our freshman year and really learn and better ourselves as players and people.”
Okafor has called Jones like a brother and even said that regardless of basketball he would have wanted to go to college with him. That is just kind of adorable.
Look out folks. My bunny ears are picking up radar signals of a full fledged bro-mance between these two and watching their chemistry develop during their freshman year at Duke is going to be a hell of a lot of fun to watch. Okafor has been compared in terms of skill level to Tim Duncan, and Jones has gotten the Chris Paul treatment many times in his still young career. Next on the docket these two will meet up in competition in December, and you can bet that I will be watching that game quite carefully. Recently found out because of other obligations that cannot make it to the game, but will definitely offer opinions to you all both before and after.