LOS ANGELES — After winning the Swish N Dish last weekend in Milwaukee, Jahlil Okafor was sidelined this weekend with a sprained ankle. The 6’10 Chicago native had a great year for his high school, Whitney Young, but fell short of the Super-Sectionals when his team lost to national powerhouse Simeon Wolverines. Even though he didn’t play this weekend, Okafor could be seen clapping and cheering his team on the whole way.
I was able to catch up with Jahlil and ask him about his season, his recruitment, his teammate Jalen Brunson, and Jabari Parker’s recruitment process.
BlueDevilNation: Is there a reason you didn’t play this last game?
Jahlil Okafor: Oh I have a sprained ankle.
BDN: Will you be able to play this weekend at all?
JO: Oh no I’ll be out the whole weekend.
BDN: Oh that’s unfortunate. I hope you get better soon. You had a great season with Whitney Young this year, but, unfortunately, it came to an end against one of your good friends Jabari. How do you feel about your season?
JO: You know it was really a successful
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