Okafor, Jones make Duke an early favorite
November, 16, 2013
By Jeff Goodman | ESPN.com
ESPN, Icon SMIJahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, both consensus top-10 recruits, chose Duke on Friday.Mike Krzyzewski just turned Duke’s most glaring weaknesses into what will soon become the Blue Devils’ greatest strengths.
The two positions to build a team around? Point guard and a big man. Coach K landed arguably the No. 1 player at both spots Friday when Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor decided to head to Durham as a so-called package deal.
Jones is a cerebral, pass-first floor leader who is more concerned with setting up his teammates than his scoring numbers. Okafor is a true post player who has terrific footwork and catches nearly everything thrown his way.