Friday, November 15, 2013


Mike Krzyzewski has not had to count on his hometown as a recruiting base over the years, but he has been successful with those he’s deemed worthy of a Duke uniform. Young center Jahlil Okafor fits the bill. Okafor, the consensus No. 1 prospect in the nation, chose Duke on Friday afternoon before a live ESPNU audience during a press conference at Young. As expected, Okafor will team with Apple Valley, Minn., point guard Tyus Jones at Duke. Okafor and Jones repeatedly said they would attend college together over the past year.
The 6-foot-11 Okafor was a first-team All-State pick by the Tribune last season after a brilliant junior year during which he averaged 20.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.9 blocked shots while leading Young to the Public League championship.

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