EYBL Dallas: Okafor shines

One of the most efficient players that we've seen all spring, Jahlil Okafor has had it rolling for the Mac Irvin Fire. Friday night, the big man from Chicago (Ill.) Whitney Young was at it again as he dominated on the interior in a win over Louisiana Select. Already a big and strong kid, the No. 3 player in the class of 2014 looks to have grown to around 6-foot-11 and it's not like he needed any other advantages. Already one of the biggest, strongest and most skilled bigs in the country, it's almost a joke how advanced he is for a guy in the post..

Some watch him and say all he does is dunk and get layups. But, that's not because he's just big, it's because he has great footwork, uses his body to seal and punish defenders and has as good a set of hands as there is in the country. He can do more that dunk as well. The five-star sophomore has nimble feet, can put the ball on the floor and is a great passer. On the school front, he rattled off an impossibly long list that included pretty much every major program in the country..

There were some that had been down on the performance of 6-foot-2 class-of-2013 shooting guard Kendrick Nunn so far this spring. The Chicago (Ill.) Simeon star would probably put himself in that group. Friday night, the tough off guard got it rolling for Meanstreets. Nunn first turned it up on the defensive end where he can be one of the best in the country when locked in. Once he got going there, his jumper started dropping and he got out in transition and started making plays. Ranked No. 22 in the 2013 Rivals150, he played up to his ranking on Friday night.

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Sun, Nov 13Northern KentuckyW 79-64
Tue, Nov 15McKendreeW 112-65
Fri, Nov 18DetroitW 89-69
Mon, Nov 21WinthropL 84-80 OT
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