Okafor, Jones & Alexander to Announce on Friday | Zagsblog
Recent Posts
About ZagsBlog
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.
Follow Zags on Twitter
Couldn't connect with Twitter
Contact Zags
Connect with Zags:
Monday / August 8.
  • Okafor, Jones & Alexander to Announce on Friday

    Share Zagsblog Share Zagsblog
    Jahlil Okafor, Tyus Jones and Cliff Alexander will all announce their college choices on Friday afternoon.

    ESPNU has a Signing Day Special from 4-5 EST.

    “I’m excited to announce my college decision on Friday Nov 15th, 3pm at Whitney Young high school. Be there and thanks for all the support!,” the 6-foot-10 Okafor Tweeted Monday night.

    “I’m excited to announce my college decision on Friday Nov 15th, 3pm at Apple Valley High school. Be there and thanks for all the support!” the 6-2 Jones Tweeted at about the same time.

    Okafor and Jones have long said they will play college basketball together — and they are expected to pick either Duke or Kansas.

    Baylor is also in the mix for both, while Okafor also visited Arizona and Kentucky and Jones also lists Minnesota.

    “He made up his mind,” Chuck Okafor, Jahlil’s father, told the Chicago Tribune. “He is confident in his choice.”

    The 6-9 Alexander had already announced his plans to announce on Friday at Chicago Curie High School.

    His mother told SNY.tv Monday that he will not cut his list and will choose from among DePaul, Illinois, Kansas and Memphis.

    So at this point it is at least theoretically possible that Kansas could strike gold and land all three players on Friday.

     



    Written by

    [email protected]

    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, 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.