Battle of the nation's best centers 

December, 21, 2012
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Take the nation’s highest-rated center from the Class of 2013 and match him against the best from the Class of 2014 class and I’m in. No matter the place, and apparently with no concern for the time.

[+] EnlargeJahlil Okafor, Dakari Johnson shot chart
Dave Telep/ESPN.comJahlil Okafor and Dakari Johnson, the nation's two best centers, went head-to-head Thursday night at City of Palms.
The matchup between Jahlil Okafor (Chicago/Whitney Young) and Dakari Johnson (New York, N.Y./Montverde Academy) at the City of Palms Classic didn't tip until 11:02 p.m. ET Thursday night. I walked out of the gym at 12:49 a.m. Friday.

In retrospect, it was all worth it.