A blog from Okafor with a bunch of Duke references throughout. As noted elsewhere, coming to CTC with Tyus Jones. And Coach K is more popular than Coach Cal. LINK
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Here's Tyus Jones latest blog entry featuring his visit to Duke and UNC last weekend. I find it VERY encouraging:
Regardless, reading into a recruit's feelings from blogs like this has been proven to be silly at best.
<devildeac> anyone playing drinking games by now?
7:49:36<Wander> drink every qb run?
7:49:38<loran16> umm, drink every time asack rushes?
7:49:38<wolfybeard> @devildeac: drink when Asack runs a keeper
7:49:39 PM<CB&B> any time zack runs, drink
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I had some serious downtime at work today and I've just been watching mixtapes of several of these guys. I have to say, Tyus Jones really impresses me. He would be the perfect successor to Quinn Cook at point guard. We would be in an amazing shape if we landed him and either Okafor or Pinson. Okafor looks like he's got really soft hands and uses his feet well. He's got great body control for such a big kid. Pinson looks REALLY good too. Crazy athletic, but he's got skill to back it up.
I'd love to get any of these guys, but I'm already in love with Tyus Jones' game. I hope if we get him if we can only land one of them. Hopefully the packaged deal of Jones and Okafor is more than just talk.
Here's my favorite Tyus mixtape: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmyqJmuBStA
I LOVE that he has that mid range floater. That shot is sooooo important for a smaller guard to have, and he just seems to have a great feel for the game. Granted, it's a highlight tape, but scouting reports on him basically confirm his high level of basketball IQ.
On another note, I've also been watching tape on Andrew Wiggin, and I find it extremely difficult to believe that he and I are of the same species. That dude is from another planet.
Last edited by licc85; 10-26-2012 at 03:02 AM.
Don't reach, youngblood . . .
“Those two kids, they’re champions,” Krzyzewski said of his senior leaders. “They’re trying to teach the other kids how to become that, and it’s a long road to become that.”
One other thing about the EYBL. Tyus's numbers were ridiculous. In the Peach Jam (against the best competition), he averaged around 25 per game (shooting close to 66% from the field - just nuts for a PG), with 6-10 assists most games. This was on a team where he was the clear focal point - no other prospects I recognized.
That's all to say that he's pretty good at basketball.
"I don't like them when they are eating my azaleas or rhododendrons or pansies." - Coach K
VERY interesting snippet from Jahlil
Jason Jordan @JayJayUSATODAY
Jahlil Okafor Blog teaser. "I hate when coaches say 'Dont go set screens at Duke.' I don't even get where people get that from. It's a lie."