The No. 1 prospect in the class of 2014 took the first step in narrowing down his recruitment Wednesday.
Chicago big man Jahlil Okafor tweeted a list of his “final” eight schools: Arizona, Baylor, Duke, Illinois, Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan State and Ohio State. Among the major programs that have recruited Okafor but did not make the cut were North Carolina, Louisville and Florida.
Most of the major recruiting services rank Okafor as the No. 1 overall player in 2014, and he hasn’t been shy about his wish to play at the next level with best friend and No. 1 point guard Tyus Jones.
There are six schools that both Jones and Okafor are still considering: UK, Duke, Michigan State, Baylor, Ohio State and Kansas. Jones also lists homestate Minnesota, which didn’t make Okafor’s cut.
Jones and Okafor will take a trip to Baylor in late August for their first official visit.