Jahlil Okafor - Whitney Young Center - Highlights/Interview

Meet Jahlil Okafor, the star center from Chicago's Whitney Young High School, who is being hailed as the top basketball player in the country for the upcoming 2014 class. Despite facing hardships, including the loss of his mother at a young age, Jahlil's love for basketball became his sanctuary. With the unwavering support of his family, especially his aunt who became a guiding light, Jahlil's determination and talent shone through, making him one of the most promising high school athletes in the nation. Jahlil's father, Chuck Okafor, instilled the importance of academics in his son's life, and Whitney Young High School was the perfect fit. With its renowned basketball program, Jahlil quickly made a name for himself, leaving his mark on the court. Impressively, he won a national tournament at a young age, where his skills and dedication left a lasting impression on all who witnessed his exceptional play. Jahlil's continuous improvement and unwavering competitiveness eventually led him to represent the USA in the FIBA World Championships, solidifying his place among the basketball elite.