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  1. Four schools with best shot at Okafor

    Scott Powers

    Chicago Whitney Young center Jahlil Okafor, ESPN's top-ranked senior, hasn't officially cut his list to four schools, but Baylor, Duke, Kansas and Kentucky have the best chance of landing him, Okafor's father said on Sunday. Jahlil Okafor told S...

    Blog | October 06, 2013
  2. Illinois on Okafor's list of final eight

    Scott Powers

    Chicago Whitney Young High School center Jahlil Okafor, ESPN's No. 1-ranked junior, announced Wednesday a list of eight schools he's still considering in his recruitment. Read the entire story....

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  3. Jahlil Okafor of Whitney Young narrows list of colleges to eight

    Scott Powers

    Chicago Whitney Young High School center Jahlil Okafor, ESPN's No. 1-ranked junior, announced Wednesday a list of eight schools he's still considering in his recruitment.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  4. Jahlil Okafor to hold in-home visits for Baylor, Duke, Kansas and...

    Scott Powers

    Whitney Young center Jahlil Okafor, ESPN's No. 1-ranked junior in the country, will hold in-home visits for Baylor, Duke, Kansas and Michigan State next week and already has hosted Ohio State, according to Okafor's father.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2013
  5. Jabari Parker ends prep career to big cheers

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Jabari Parker threw down a baseline dunk. He dished out a few assists. He grabbed a few rebounds. He made a few steals and blocked a few shots. On the court Wednesday, Parker was being Parker as he displayed his all-around game and sho...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  6. Recruits impressed by Illini's early success

    Scott Powers

    Being Illinois' head coach got John Groce in most doors when he was first hired and began recruiting the Chicago area. Groce's sales pitch then was a mixture of the past along with predicting the future. He spoke of what he had done at Ohio and wh...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  7. Okafor making push for nation's top player

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- UIC's home basketball court was occupied by some of the nation's best prep players from morning to night for the Chicago Elite Classic last week. St. Vincent-St. Mary freshman Vincent King drew rave reviews. Illinois' future backcourt o...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  8. Chicago's best to face nation's best at UIC

    Scott Powers

    Illinois' best high school basketball teams have often had to travel outside of the state to face the nation's best. On Saturday, the country's elite will come to Chicago as five of the nation's top squads will face five of Illinois' top ones in t...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  9. Young's Okafor open to Illinois schools

    Scott Powers

    Whitney Young (Chicago) center Jahlil Okafor, the nation's No. 2-ranked junior, said Wednesday his recruitment was open and would still consider in-state schools DePaul and Illinois. Okafor, a 7-foot, 270-pound center, had made a number of unoff...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  10. Chicago native Coleman joins Bradley

    Scott Powers

    Chicago native Ron Coleman announced Tuesday he has left Nebraska's coaching staff to become an assistant at Bradley. Coleman has quickly worked his way up the college coaching ranks since the Mac Irvin Fire club and Whitney Young High School in C...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  11. Okafor, Randle highlight Peach Jam Day 1

    Scott Powers

    Gold medal? Check. Go-to move? Check. Best center in high school? That's yet to be determined, but Jahlil Okafor made a strong case on the first day of the Peach Jam. Read the entire story here....

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  12. Young's Okafor keeping options open

    Scott Powers

    Whitney Young center Jahlil Okafor, the nation's No. 2 junior, remains wide open in his recruitment and isn't affected by Jabari Parker's college list, according to Okafor's father on Thursday. Parker, the nation's top ranked junior who plays with ...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  13. Without Parker, Illini must focus on Okafor

    Scott Powers

    Simeon forward Jabari Parker, the nation's top-ranked basketball recruit, will not be playing his college basketball at Illinois. The fact that the program has that information in early July - on the heels of Parker excluding the Illini from his list...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  14. Okafor named World Championship MVP

    Scott Powers

    Whitney Young junior center Jahlil Okafor was named the MVP of the FIBA U17 World Championship after the United States defeated Australia 95-62 in the title game on Sunday. Okafor had 17 points, including 11 in the first quarter, and eight rebound...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  15. Chicago trio makes USA U-17 squad

    Scott Powers

    Simeon's Jabari Parker and Kendrick Nunn and Whitney Young's Jahlil Okafor were among the 12 players who made the final cut to play on USA's 17-and-under team on Tuesday. Illinois had the most players represented on the final roster. California had ...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  16. Illinois' Groce drops in on area high schools

    Scott Powers

    Illinois coach John Groce and new assistant Isaac Chew made the rounds at Chicago area high schools on Monday and Tuesday. The coaches hit up Curie, Orr, Proviso East and Whitney Young on Monday. Their first stop was at Simeon on Wednesday, and th...

    Blog | April 17, 2012