Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones commit to Duke Blue Devils

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Jul 18, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Team USA Midwest player Tyus Jones (5) dribbles the ball against Team Brasil during the Nike Global Challenge at Trinity University in Washington, DC. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


The College Basketball National Signing Day is here and many of the top high school recruits are deciding where they will be attending college in 2014. Some are going as far aas to sign a letter of intent today, which binds them to the school they pledge to.

The nation’s No. 1 recruit is Whitney M. Young center Jahlil Okafor was set to announce his decision today along with his good friend in five-star point guard Tyus Jones, whom Okafor is intent on playing with in college. Their final choices came down to either the Duke Blue Devils or the Kansas Jayhawks, and on nationally televised announcement on ESPNu, both players committed to the Duke Blue Devils,who will now likely have the No. 1 recruiting class in 2014 just because of having those two.

They visited Duke last weekend on an official visit, but Okafor later said he remained undecided, despite rampant rumors they were both bound for Duke.

Here’s what Jones told Sports Illustrated’s Seth Davis this summer about their presumed package deal:

“We look for the same things, the same coaching styles and philosophies. We both like the same type of stuff. That’s why we figure we want to go on this journey together and try to make something special happen in college.”

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