HoopsHype Emeka Okafor Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: December 22, 2014 | 09:28 PM

Steve Aschburner

Duke's (and Chicago's) Jahlil Okafor at United center for Raptors-Bulls.

Michael Lee

NYK definitely losing more for Okafor. I can't name #knicks second-best player RT @SoftDrinkChamp Who's tanking better: Lakers or Knicks?

Adam Zagoria

If the #Knicks goal is to 'Lose Some More for Okafor' or 'Cede the Day for Mudiay,' they are killing it.

Chris Herring

Okafor. Towns. Mudiay. And prayer. MT @EnWhyKay: How do we pull ourselves out of this? Aside from draft pick, not much to be optimistic abt

Alex Kennedy

I bet the Dallas Mavericks end up signing Jermaine O'Neal or Emeka Okafor at some point this season. They could use the frontcourt depth.

Adam Zagoria

The great Glenn Frey of The Eagles is here rockin out to @bobseger at MSG. Jim Dolan may be somewhere contemplating Okafor.

Adam Zagoria

ICYMI: Okafor-Brimah Matchup Fails to Live Up to Hype as Duke Beats UConn zagsblog.com/articles/okafo…

Juanma Rubio

El siguiente paso era lógico, los Mavs, a por O'Neal u Okafor como pívot suplente. No tienen nada ahora ahí

Tim MacMahon

Veterans Jermaine O'Neal and Emeka Okafor are Mavs' top targets to replace Brandan Wright as backup big. es.pn/13IdTJF

Ben Rohrbach

On the bright side, there are 2 potential franchise cornerstone centers in the 2015 NBA draft: Duke's Jahlil Okafor & Kentucky's Karl Towns.

Tim MacMahon

O'Neal, Okafor top Mavs' backup big candidates: The departure of high-flying, high-efficiency backup center Br... es.pn/1JftHDM

Adam Zagoria

NBA Scout: “Obviously, Okafor’s the best player in college basketball, it’s not even close' zagsblog.com/articles/okafo…

Adam Zagoria

ICYMI: Okafor-Brimah Matchup Fails to Live Up to Hype as Duke Beats UConn zagsblog.com/articles/okafo…

Josh Newman

Okafor-Brimah Matchup Fails to Live Up to Hype as Duke Beats UConn (Featuring a great first quote from an NBA guy) zagsblog.com/articles/okafo…

Adam Zagoria

“Obviously, Okafor’s the best player in college basketball, it’s not even close" zagsblog.com/articles/okafo…

Adam Zagoria

Okafor-Brimah Matchup Fails to Live Up to Hype as Duke Beats UConn zagsblog.com/articles/okafo…

Adam Zagoria

Kevin Ollie says Brimah needs to get stronger & be smarter but says Okafor didn't dominate him going to basket. Said Brimah will be 'great'

Adam Zagoria

Coach K on Okafor: 'He's rare, he's a special kid. He'll be a great pro&hopefully he'll be a great college player for the rest of the year.'

Adam Zagoria

'We won, I wasn't thinking about individual battles.' Okafor on Brimah

Adam Zagoria

Corrected stats: Okafor 12 & 8, Jones 21 pts, 6 rebs, 3 assts, Jefferson 11 pts & 13 rebs

Adam Zagoria

Final: No. 2 Duke 66-UConn 56 Tyus Jones 21 pts, 5 rebs, 3 assts Okafor 12 & 10

Adam Zagoria

Another beauty of a one-handed pass over the top from Okafor.

Josh Newman

Congrats to everyone who is just realizing Jahlil Okafor is a pro after seeing the one-handed pass. Twitter is the worst sometimes

Adam Zagoria

The question won't be whether or not to take Okafor at No. 1, but who to take at 2, 3, 4, etc. Depends on need - Towns, Mudiay, WCS, etc.

Scott Cacciola

Serious question: Do you even really need to scout Okafor?

Derek Bodner

I don't believe Jahlil's Okafor's passing will ever get old.

Adam Zagoria

That one-handed pass by Okafor to Jones for the 3 shows what a great distributor he is.

Josh Newman

Jahlil Okafor is a hell of a passer

Josh Newman

Okafor just spun on Phillip Nolan baseline and banged it. That was nice. Duke now up 10

Frank Isola

Does this mean Phil's not scouting Jahlil Okafor in his backyard?

Josh Newman

Let's see if we can't get Brimah vs. Okafor to open the second half, huh? UConn's projected 2016 top-20 pick has played all of 48 seconds

Jeff Goodman

Okafor is an underrated passer.

Josh Newman

Jahlil Okafor may foul out every big UConn has at its disposal before this thing is over.

Josh Newman

You know UConn is in foul trouble when Rakim Lubin checks in to try and deal with Okafor. Phillip Nolan joins Amida Brimah with two PFs

Adam Zagoria

Not a good look @Josh Newman That's two on Amida Brimah,he'll sit. We're now deprived of Okafor vs. Brimah. @Adam Zagoria doesn't approve

Josh Newman

That's two on Amida Brimah, he'll sit with 13:58 left in the half. We're now deprived of Okafor vs. Brimah. @Adam Zagoria doesn't approve

Derek Bodner

You know those big guys who have trouble catching ball, take forever to gather, and have awkward footwork? Jahlil Okafor's the opposite.

Tony Jones

Okafor is a man. like, already a man

Adam Zagoria

90 seconds in and Okafor and Brimah both have a foul and Brimah is on the bench. Not looking good for that early matchup between the 2.

Derek Bodner

PSA: Brimah vs Okafor on ESPN.

Steve Popper

If players keep moving and signing and re-signing the Knicks best chance in free agency might be Jahlil Okafor in 5 years.

Adam Zagoria

NBA scout says UConn's Amida Brimah has a 'great opportunity' tonight against Jahlil Okafor in front of 39 NBA personnel.

Frank Isola

I hope Phil can stop tweeting long enough to make the six mile drive from MSG to East Rutherford to see Duke's Jahlil Okafor.

Aran Smith

ACC Blog: Jahlil Okafor celebrated his birthday with 25 and 20 against Elon, and moves up to 1 on our mock... fb.me/1siK5H9c4

Adam Zagoria

I'm told 25 NBA teams will be repped at tomorrow's Duke/UConn game featuring the Jahlil Okafor/Amida Brimah matchup.

Adam Zagoria

For #Nets (and #Knicks) fans allowing themselves to dream Jahlil Okafor &his Duke teammates practiced today at the Nets' facility in Jersey.

Emiliano Carchia

Duke beats Elon 85-72. Jahlil Okafor DOMINATED the game with 25 points and 20 rebounds VIDEO: sportando.com/en/usa/ncaa/14…

Frank Isola

Good news for the Knicks; Duke's Jahlil Okafor had 25 points and 20 rebounds last night.

Jimmy Spencer

Jahlil Okafor is going to look great in a Lakers jersey.

Adam Zagoria

On his 19th B-day, projected No. 1 pick Jahlil Okafor went for a season-high 25 pts and 20 rebs in Duke's 75-62 victory over Elon.