Is Jahlil Okafor the next Jared Sullinger? 

December, 29, 2011
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At some point, the comparison becomes inevitable. While the country watches Jared Sullinger transform into a national player of the year candidate, on the grassroots front we get to watch his successor. Jahlil Okafor (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) is a 6-10, 270 pound beast in the paint and would pass for Sullinger's brother. Okafor has the baby face and like Jared, he’s trimmed up the baby fat. Sullinger's a sophomore in college but Okafor is merely a sophomore in high school.

So that brings me to the crux of my comparison and the real question: is Okafor the next Sullinger or at least a close approximation of him?

Jahlil Okafor
USA Basketball Selling No. 1 recruit Jahlil Okafor on their system is priority No. 1 for his eight finalists.
My answer at this time is yes.

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