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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2017-2018 Illini Basketball

Home: 12-6 | Away: 0-10 | Neutral: 1-1
Record: 13-17 (3-14)
DateOpponentTime/TV
Fri, Nov 10SouthernW 102-55
Sun, Nov 12Tennessee-MartinW 77-74
Fri, Nov 17DePaulW 82-73
Sun, Nov 19MarshallW 91-74
Wed, Nov 22AugustanaW 96-62
Fri, Nov 24North Carolina CentralW 86-73
Tue, Nov 28@Wake ForestL 80-73
Fri, Dec 1@NorthwesternL 72-68 OT
Sun, Dec 3MarylandL 92-91 OT
Wed, Dec 6Austin PeayW 64-57
Sat, Dec 9@UNLVL 89-82
Wed, Dec 13LongwoodW 92-45
Sat, Dec 16New Mexico StateL 74-69
Sat, Dec 23MissouriW 70-64
Sat, Dec 30Grand CanyonW 62-58
Wed, Jan 3@MinnesotaL 77-67
Sat, Jan 6@MichiganL 79-69
Thu, Jan 11IowaL 104-97 OT
Mon, Jan 15@NebraskaL 64-63
Fri, Jan 19@WisconsinL 75-50
Mon, Jan 22Michigan StateL 87-74
Wed, Jan 24IndianaW 73-71
Tue, Jan 30RutgersW 91-60
Sun, Feb 4@Ohio StateL 75-67
Thu, Feb 8WisconsinL 78-69
Sun, Feb 11Penn StateL 74-52
Wed, Feb 14@IndianaL 78-68
Sun, Feb 18NebraskaW 72-66
Tue, Feb 20@Michigan StateL 81-61
Thu, Feb 22PurdueL 93-86
Sun, Feb 25@Rutgers2:00pm BTN
Wed, Feb 28B1G Tourney
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TBD
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2018 Illini Football

DateOpponentTime/TV
Sat, Sept 1Kent State 
Sat, Sept 8Western Illinois 
Sat, Sept 15USF
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Fri, Sept 21Penn State 
Sat, Sept 29---Bye--- 
Sat, Oct 6@Rutgers 
Sat, Oct 13Purdue
(Homecoming)
 
Sat, Oct 20@Wisconsin 
Sat, Oct 27@Maryland 
Sat, Nov 3Minnesota 
Sat, Nov 10@Nebraska 
Sat, Nov 17Iowa 
Sat, Nov 24@Northwestern 
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