Center Jahlil Okafor, the Duke Blue Devil commit, faced off against his future teammate Tyus Jones last night in Minnesota and it was an electric night of basketball that will be remembered for some time.
“It was extremely fun,” Jones said to the Star Tribune after the game. “We had a great environment and atmosphere. The fans were great tonight. So I just want to thank them. Our team played hard. It was just a fun experience for us all.”
The Blue Devils coaching staff was in attendance, and they must have been quite pleased with what they saw from their future center and point guard. Much thanks to Bret Strelow for the tweet below.
With Coach K in the crowd, Jahlil Okafor had 22 points, 15 boards and one win. Tyus Jones had 29 points and one wink: http://t.co/64obwFGyLe
— Bret Strelow (@bretstrelow) December 13, 2013
According to the Tribune the two families had dinner after the game, which tells you a bit about how close they are. It has been a friendship that they have already put a lot of time into because of similar personalities and interests.
“I think it’s just through basketball,” Okafor said. “I’ve known him since the third grade, and we’re so similar off the court. He’s a pretty quiet kid. He’s my best friend.”
The bro-mance going on between these two is pretty cool, and you can bet will be watching pretty much all of their games in college and hopefully even get a chance to go to one or two of them.
One more Prep Sports piece coming tonight and then if you are still basketball hungry, then why not stop by tomorrow morning for basketball previews? Couldn’t hurt.