Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones commit to Duke


A highly sought after pair of 5-star recruits, center Jahlil Okafor (6'10 270 lbs) out of Whitney Young High School in Chicago and point guard Tyus Jones (6'1 170 lbs) from Apple Valley, Minnesota, have both committed to Coach K and Duke over Kansas and Baylor. It had been widely discussed leading up to their announcements that Okafor and Jones would play college basketball together.


Okafor, the top ranked player in the 2014 class, also held offers from Arizona, North Carolina, NC State, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio State, Michigan State, Nebraska, Florida, Florida State, Marquette, DePaul, Arkansas and Missouri. Jones, the top ranked point guard of the 2014 class and 4th ranked player overall, also received offers from Minnesota, Michigan State, UCLA, Kentucky and Ohio State.