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Jahlil Okafor: The Next Great Center

Discussion in 'NBA Draft' started by mr. 13 in 33, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. mr. 13 in 33

    mr. 13 in 33 Member

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    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5d7uK08-jyU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    http://www.hoopsworld.com/jahlil-okafor-the-next-big-thing
     
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  2. Roxs-Redemption

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    :eek: Wow. His gonna be a massive player. Get it done, Morey.
     
  3. SkyrimOwnsAll

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    meh Roy Hibbert
     
  4. ferrari77

    ferrari77 Contributing Member

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    Yes, Roy Hibbert. As terrible a center as one can get in the NBA today.
     
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    ferrari77 Contributing Member

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    He has no hops!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. ktbballplaya

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    Looks like he has a good feel for the game down low. Need to see more but looks promising in a era were post play is an lost art.
     
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    Ah, thank you sir. For some reason my stupid self kept thinking he was a senior this year.

    :(
    This guy here is a major dummy!
     
  10. iconoclastic

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    Is he related to Emeka. Jahlil looks like a taller Boris Diaw.
     
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    I guess cousins like VC and Mac
     
  12. Roxs-Redemption

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    Based on wikipedia, you are right daywalker02
     
  13. Canadiandude

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    Wow, a youtube highlight video with post moves. :grin:

    Very refreshing to see a young prospect who has embraced playing the center position like a true big.

    He says all the right things in the article.

    Interesting:
    Thanks, OP.
     
  14. mr. 13 in 33

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    I saw at least one travel in the second video. He's definitely raw, but at least he's got a good feel down low. He had a couple of nice hooks, and he looks like he'll be improving his footwork as he grows as a player. I'm intrigued.
     
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    No, No, No. Diamond Stone will be the next great big man.
     
  17. JayZ750

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    From the video he keeps the ball way too low on most of his moves. And uses his off hand to protect himself way too much. He's so you g so plenty of time to improve, but you don't see explosive athleticism, so no, he's not the next "dominant" big man... But certainly is potentially a future solid big man.
     
  18. Progs

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    He is an excellent prospect for the college level, but for the NBA he is OK... He is just a bigger Jared Sullinger as far as athletism and body type... He will always have the weight problem as he gets older it gets much harder to stay fit...He doesn't have the vertical leap to be much of a shot blocker, but in college dude will be a beast even more than Sullinger... 1 to 10 as an NBA prospect I give him a 7 as a pontential perennial All Star as his ceiling...
     
  19. Little General

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    I would put him on the PF position instead of the C position. I can't qualify 6'11 as a C position, maybe in college but not in the NBA. In the video I can only see offense, how is his D?
     
  20. StraightG

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    Interesting. I totally see 6'11 as a good height for an NBA Center. How many starting centers are taller than 6'11 nowadays?
     

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