2013 SG Allerik Freeman cleared up some confusion on Saturday when he told TheShiver.com that he always had 5 schools on his list, not 2 as previously reported (interview here). At Nike EYBL stop #3 in Dallas this past weekend Freeman looked to be coming out of the funk he found himself in at EYBL stop #2, Boo Williams, a couple of weeks ago. His outside jumpshot started falling from midrange and from three, and his activity looked better both ends of the court. His size and strength make him a difficult match-up for smaller guards when driving to the rim. When he is on from the outside, which is more often than not, his defender quickly tries to recover to prevent the three. This allows Freeman to go right by his man and to the rim.
Here is a quick look at class of 2013 Kansas recruit Allerik Freeman
2014 C Jahlil Okafor was in beast mode throughout the weekend at Nike EYBL Dallas. Okafor was simply just too big, too strong and too skilled for and defender he matched-up against. Okafor showed a variety of post skills, patience on defense and most impressively, a terrific ability to both listen to his coaches and execute what they were telling him. The hunger to be better than he was the day before is one big reason why Okafor was easily the most impressive big man throughout the weekend. Schools all over the country drool at the thought of having Okafor’s Mac Irvin Fire teammate Jabari Parker play for them, but there is no doubt that those same schools will be drooling at the thought of Okafor controlling the paint for their team as well.
Here is a quick look at 2014 Kansas recruit Jahlil Okafor