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Jahlil Okafor recruiting: Whitney Young big man among top juniors in nation

Jahlil Okafor might be the top high school junior in the country this season.


Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo was in attendance to watch Jahlil Okafor score 34 points and grab nine rebounds and possibly earn the title of best junior in the country, according to Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago.

A 7', 265-pound center, Okafor called all of the attention an "honor" while saying he doesn't feel any pressure as he categorizes himself as a kid who still has time to develop. The 16 year old has two full high school seasons remaining before graduating in 2014. "I never take a day off," he said.

Duke, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State and UCLA have already made scholarship offers to Okafor, but he says he does not have a list yet and is "considering everyone."

Okafor has pledged to play with the current No. 1 ranked junior in the country and teammate Tyus Jones. Okafor called his relationship with Jones "a brotherhood."