Apr. 3, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Varsity basketball team member Jahlil Okafor poses at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago. Okafor, a 6 foot 10 inch junior who plays the center position, is poised to become one of the top basketball recruits for college teams in the country. Mandatory Credit: Guy Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Basketball: Jahlil Okafor Visited by Coach Self

The player many consider to be the top-ranked for the class of 2014, Jahlil Okafor was visited by Kansas head coach Bill Self this week. The 6-11, 270-pound forward has already received a visit from Ohio State, and will have in-home visits from Baylor, Duke and Michigan State also this week.

Okafor from Whitney Young high school in Illinois, averaged 21 points and 13 rebounds this past season as a junior. He finished second to Jabari Parker, a Duke recruit for Mr. Illinois.

The second ranked player for 2014, point guard Tyus Jones, has an interest in playing with Okafor. Jones’s finalists include: Duke, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Kansas, Kentucky, and Baylor. The two struck up a friendship while playing together at a national level.

Jones averaged 21 points and six assists as a junior.

Both players plan to put together a list of finalists over the summer.


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