Jahlil Okafor

Jahlil Okafor (PHI) – “Jah” nike

(Marilyn Indahl/USA TODAY Sports)


PHI Center: 6’11, 275 lbs; 3rd year, Duke 

NBA Role: offensive-minded, new wave center • UnderDOG

Jahlil Okafor’s an advanced post player for his age (20) – it’s like if Al Jefferson (IND) could cross you at the FT line/take you off the dribble whenever he feels like it; enormous mitts – Jah can score on either block and is slick with push floaters, drop steps and hook shots in the lane – combined w/ great footwork; always a threat with a live ball, can rise up/step back for Js, take you down on the box despite an official post feed, or break out the spin cycle*; despite his offensive prowess, Okafor has a couple drawbacks, most notably his inability to protect the basket (doesn’t move very well on D) and poor shot selection (falls into player lock mode a little too often); Okafor’s a decent passer outta the post but by no means a set-up man; (still a) potential franchise center? – 17 & 7 as a rook is nice but Jah might benefit from a new squad

*damn, Dedmon


DOG Status: UnderDOG

Signature Move: ‘breakdown’ • righty hook


(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 79


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Career: 14.7 points/game, 6 rebounds/game, 51% FG 

NBA All-Rookie First Team (2016)

NCAA Champion (2015)

More on “Jah”

  • “New-Wave” – If you’ve never seen Okafor play, do yourself a favor and check out his highlights – no one in the league has Jah’s offensive style (via FreeDawkins; Jan. 2016):