Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Parents Claim They Don’t Know Where Jones, Okafor Are Going
If we are to believe Twitter, the parents of Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones are in the dark about the looming decision of their sons.
Chuck Okafor, Jahlil’s father, Tweeted on Thursday evening to Debbie Jones, Tyus’ mother: @Debbieddjones let go .. Do you know? ?? If yes please tell me. .lol..”
Tyus’ mother responded: “Find out tomorrow.”
The dynamic duo are expected to announce for either Duke or Kansas at 4 p.m. ET on ESPNU, although Baylor is still in the mix for both and Jones still officially lists Minnesota.
Jones told a Minnesota radio show Monday night the two would likely go to school together.
“We’re pretty positive,” said Jones on a Monday night radio appearance on 105 The Ticket, according to the Minnesota Tribune. “It’s not 100 percent that we’re going to the same school, but it’s up there pretty close to 100.”
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.