Kentucky 2014 target Jahlil Okafor displays completeness in 26-point effort

Jahlil Okafor - photo via
Jahlil Okafor – photo via

What the contest lacked in suspense, it more than made up for in singular talent. Specifically, the performance of 6-foot-11 monster Jahlil Okafor, who is the nation’s No. 2 recruit in the Class of 2014.

Okafor’s Whitney Young dominated the second half Saturday, en route to an overwhelming 85-52 victory over Long Beach (Calif.) Poly, in HoopHall Classic action.

For Okafor, the effort included 26 points (including five thunderous dunks), seven rebounds, three blocks, two assists and a steal. Anybody questioning the big man’s range need only to see his soft touch on a 17-footer with 20 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

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