If you’ve been under a rock for the last four months while football reigned supreme, college basketball has been rocking and rolling per usual. Kentucky is still undefeated, Virginia plays hellacious defense and Duke’s Jahlil Okafor is the freshman sensation who has proven himself to be future #1 pick in the draft…
…unfortunately, Okafor’s college career
kinda died on Monday evening versus Florida State.
Jahlil Okafor is a large young man. Per the Wiki, h’s a 6’11”, 270-pound, 19 year old who has a multitude of post moves and a face up game that would make Tim Duncan proud. One issue though, that defense is sort of suspect. Here’s Phil Cofer of the Seminoles to prove that point:
There are a few of the readers who follow me on Twitter, and you notified me of this dunk with the question, “hey….you gonna obituary Okafor or nah?” I have a standing rule that unless I saw the heinous act live (on television) in color, I can’t write the obituary. However, I’m pretty sure that Okafor’s body is without a soul as Shang Tsung stole it as soon as Cofer dunked all on his neck. Y’all pray for Jahlil.
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Eddie Maisonet is the founder and editor emeritus of The Sports Fan Journal. Currently, he serves as an associate editor for ESPN.com. He is an unabashed Russell Westbrook and Barry Switzer apologist, owns over 100 fitteds and snapbacks, and lives by Reggie Jackson’s famous quote, “I am the straw that stirs the drink.”