Jahlil Okafor: The Most Dominant Big Man in College, goes for 25/20 on his birthday
This mix of Duke’s Jahlil Okafor was made last week after Duke’s 8-0 start of the season. If that wasn’t enough to convince you that he’s the most dominant big man in college then just look at what he did yesterday on his 19th birthday: 25 points (10-14fg), a freshman record 20 rebounds (10 offensive), 2 steals and 3 blocks in just 29 minutes against Elon.
“We didn’t know whether to double him right away, double on the dribble, play one-on-one,” Elon coach Matt Matheny said. “He’s a very, very difficult matchup.”
The 20/20 double-double was the first in Duke history since former #1 pick Elton Brand had one in 1998.