What had been clear for weeks became official Wednesday. Jahlil Okafor is no longer considering Kentucky.
The 7-footer from Chicago will announce his college decision Friday during ESPNU’s recruiting special, which begins at 4 p.m. An ESPN press release Wednesday said that Okafor will choose either Duke or Kansas, meaning he has officially cut UK and Baylor from consideration.
Okafor will also announce “simultaneously” with five-star point guard Tyus Jones, who has also narrowed his list to Duke and Kansas. The two players are close friends and have long said they plan to play at the same school.
ESPN, Scout and Rivals all rank Okafor as the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2014.