Tyus Jones, Jahlil Okafor Plan To Attend Same School
Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor, two of the top-5 recruits in the class of 2014, plan to attend the same college.
"We're most definitely excited to do it," said Jones, who won a gold medal with Okafor and Team USA on July 8 at the FIBA U17 World Championship in Lithuania. "We're very serious about doing it and think it's going to happen.
"Jahlil and I have a real good relationship, a real good friendship. We've gotten pretty close over the last two years. That's just made us want to go to college together even more. We kind of talk about it a lot, comparing schools and what we're looking for."
Okafor said playing together "is something we plan on doing," because "we want to win a national championship."
Jones and Okafor first met as third-graders when Okafor's team defeated Jones' team in the semifinals of the AAU national championships.