Greatly enjoyed the USA TODAY blog piece below by Jahlil Okafor and moderated by the ever great Jason Jordan.
Jahlil Okafor talks about the joke he and Tyus Jones played on Mike Krzyzewski before they committed to Duke: http://t.co/L4ILdlLF4l
— Eric Prisbell (@EricPrisbell) December 10, 2013
Here is an excerpt and Okafor might have a career in writing; greatly enjoyed the part where he and Tyus Jones revealed their recruiting decision to the Duke Blue Devils coaching staff.
“It was funny how me and Tyus told Coach K too!” Okafor wrote. “We called him the night before we announced, and he definitely wasn’t expecting the call. We both texted him and said that we had a concern and there was something that we wanted to talk to him about. So we did a conference call and Tyus said: “Coach K we’ve got something that we need to tell you…” And I said: “We wanna let you know that we’re coming to Duke!” It was funny because he didn’t say anything. He was quiet for like 30 or 45 seconds. I had to say: “Coach? You there?” He said he was at a loss for words, but he started talking and he was just really happy on the phone the whole talk. It was fun to have a legend like Coach K be that excited about us coming to his school. He actually thanked us for trusting him, and I really liked that.”
Really like how Jones and Okafor already seem to have a playful relationship with the coaches and that should serve them well next season. Thanks for reading folks and recently am getting my google-plus account back up and rolling for any of you more active with that media. Okafor and Jones face off against each other oddly enough on Thursday night, so set your DVR and get your popcorn ready.