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Chicago center Jahlil Okafor, top player in 2014 class, sets official visit to UK

By LARRY VAUGHT

Chicago center Jahlil Okafor, the consensus No. 1 player in the 2014 recruiting class, now plans tol take an official visit to Kentucky on Sept. 9, the same time UK will host a bevvy of NBA players for what has turned into an annual alumni charity game.

The 6-11 Okafor has UK, Duke, Arizona, Baylor, Michigan State, Kansas, Ohio State, Kansas and Illinois left on his college list.

Okafor, who has also planned an official visit to Baylor, has become friends with 2014 UK commit Karl Towns and has said numerous times the two could play together in college. He’s also good friends with Tyus Jones, one of the top point guards in the 2014 class.

 

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  1. Bryan M.

    Larry, thanks as always for the updates. I visit this site more than google.

  2. Little Baron

    I agree Bryan M. Great updates & always timely.

    What a great time for Okafor to visit, to see where big men end up if they choose UK.

    1. larryvaught

      Thanks Bryan and Little Baron. Try. Not always easy for one guy to keep up, but do my best

  3. Randy Scholtz

    Many experts in the basketball world have written Okafor (and Jones) off and predict they will go to Duke. How quickly they forget the recruiting excellence of Calipari and his staff. If UK doesn’t get Okafor and Jones, they will get (and still may get) Mudiay and Johnson). UK WILL have the # 1 recruiting class again!

    1. larryvaught

      Randy, tend to agree. Cal keeps well positioned with so many players that 1 player like Wiggins or Okafor does not determine UK’s recruiting success

  4. BobbyBlue

    Calipari has Mudiay penciled in, as his next, great PG… he just fits Cals style of PG play…very much in the mold of Rose,Evans and Wall.
    Mudiay and Tyus Jones,are considered the top two PGs in the 2014 class.
    Okafor,and Tyus Jones both have stated publically, on multiple occasion, that they are a package,and will attend the same school.
    The prevailing opinion of the experts for months…. Okafor and Jones are a lock for Puke.
    All this being said,and especially after Okafor declined a visit at,Midnight Maddness,I’m surprised at the announced Okafor official on Sept 9th.
    Be interesting to see if that actually happens !
    I’d lay 3 to 2 against,but you never can count out Calipari.

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