I am sure most of you know by now that Saturday’s “Redstatebluestate” games have been cancelled, becasue of funds that couldn’t be met. I am dissapointed, and I know most Kentucky fans feel the same way as everybody was looking forward to seeing Karl Towns. Towns is already a fan favorite, and even with other Kentucky recruits there everybody was wanting to see him in action. Even though the event was cancelled Whitney Young High School will still play Ballard(KY) at 8 on Saturday night. The game will be held at Ballard High School, and ticket prices are $6 for adults, and $4 for kids.
Whitney Young is a very loaded high school team out of Chicago, and they have the #3 ranked player in the class of 2014 Jahlil Okafor. Okafor has a Kentucky offer, and is expected to visit Kentucky sometime before he makes his decision. In my opinion after seeing Okafor in the Cancer Research Classic a few weeks ago I believe that he is the most dominate player in the country in any class. My first time seeing I was shocked on how big he was, he reminds me a lot of Demarcus Cousins in many ways. Another thing I noticed once the game started was that he is very fast, and soft on his feet something you dont see a lot out of 6-10 255 pound big guys. Once he gets the ball in the post it’s over-he will either fade away and hit a jumper or just use his lower body strength, and force the defender under the basket.
Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor have been rumored to be a package deal in whatever college they pick, and both have Kentucky on their list of schools.
Some other names to watch……..
- Paul White- #44 ranked player in the class of 2014. Kentucky has shown interest, but have not yet offered.
- L.J. Peak-#47 ranked player in the class of 2014. Has offers from Florida State, Ohio State, Purdue, South Carolina, and was offered by Florida yesterday. I fully expect Kentucky to give this kid a hard look.
- Quentin Snider(Ballard High School, KY)- #24 ranked player in the class of 2014. Snider has committed to Louisville.
Here is a video of Jahlil Okafor at the Las Vegas Classic