Chicago’s 6’11 star junior Jahlil Okafor has simply dominated the competition. He is unguardable. Here’s a recap of Chicago’s #1-ranked (for the first time in several years) Whitney Young Magnet High School’s 4-0 start. Young is a Chicago Public school, but they play a national hoops schedule.
Game 1: W 72-48: 34 points, 9 rebounds while holding 6-9 North Carolina State recruit BeeJay Anya to 11 points and five rebounds for nationally-ranked DeMatha (MD). MSU’s Izzo among the 7,000+ in the gym.
Game 2: W 99-38: 31 points, 9 rebounds in less than 2 quarters. Okafor scored at will in this conference blowout.
Game 3: W 98-49: In 15 minutes, shot 13-13 (27 points, 9 rebounds, 6 block) including 15 points in 3rd quarter (and a 3-pointer) in front of Illinois coach John Groce and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski in packed home opener vs #25 previously unbeaten Westinghouse.
Game 4: W 103-46: 10 dunks, 21 points in front of OSU coach Thad Matta and alum Jared Sullinger (Celtics) in another conference blowout.
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Thanks to Coach Slaughter and everyone at Whitney Young HS, the Chicago Elite Classic, Douglass HS, Power House High and Homan Square.