Jahlil Okafor recently saw a film about Lenny Cooke along with Chicago center Joakim Noah that was “life changing” and he instagrammed about it afterwards, which is much appreciated.
Okafor quite enjoyed the show and the instagram quote as well as the picture are both below.
Joakim Noah, Lenny Cooke and I last night. Lenny was the number one player in high school at one… http://t.co/a6CvpvzEK8
— Jahlil Okafor (@BigJah22) December 3, 2013
“Joakim Noah, Lenny Cooke and I last night. Lenny was the number one player in high school at one point, rated above Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony and all those guys. His story was life changing, and can’t thank him and Joakim enough, learned a lot from the two guys last night. Much love and respect.”
Really love Okafor’s demeanor and considering going to a couple of his games this season, so be sure to keep an eye out on if and when that happens down the line. Will keep my readers posted on this if there are any updates on which games will be able to catch either live or on TV.
Okafor is a special young player and am really looking forward to watching his developement over the next couple seasons. He will be joining the Duke Blue Devils next season, but he still has a year of high school left so we will have to see if the young man can bring home state.