Dec 31, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Top high school recruit Tyus Jones looks on prior to the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Michigan State Spartans at Williams Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball Recruiting: Are Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow, And Tyus Jones Planning A Three-Way Package Deal?


Heck, you thought Jones and Okafor would make for a historic package deal? According to Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog, apparently Justise Winslow wants to be apart of the madness.

Winslow on a possible three-way package deal:

“I mean, it’s something we talk about,” Winslow told SNY.tv of the potential package. “All three of us have to do what’s best for us, and if it just so happens that we all go to the same school, then that will be great.”

Okafor on the same possibility:

“That would be ideal if everybody’s situation to work out and we all end up at the same college, that would be perfect,” Okafor said. “But at the end of the day we have to do what’s best for each other.”

Wow. That’s all I can really say about this. In my eyes, I think it’s obvious that Duke is the favorite to land this trio. At the same time, it is a little hard to believe that these three will play at the same college.

Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor have said they will be a package deal for months. Justise Winslow is just now entering the picture. If this were to happen, we could see a magical 2014-15 season.

On a more negative note,  Okafor said in the interview that he refutes the report that he and Tyus Jones are a lock for Duke. He said that he’s not committed yet, and that is just a rumor.

Well, what can I say. Do you guys think these three will be a package deal? Let me know in the comment section below.

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  • McChesney Goodall

    I think the “package deal” is looking less and less likely all the time. Just read the comments: “have to do whats best for us”, “ideal if everybody’s situation works out”. Sounds like a lot of ifs to me. I think Tyus is looking good for Duke, Okafor to Duke, OSU or MSU and Winslow to Duke or Zona. Glad we’re still in play, but will very surprised if we land 2/3 and absolutely shocked if we land all 3.

    • James Stotts

      I would tend to agree with that. Nothing is guaranteed. I still think we get 2 out of the 3. Thanks for the comment!

  • Cole Hege

    I kind of think their ego’s may be a potential problem for coach k. and I say this, knowing nothing personally of the young men.

    However, it seems that they enjoy being in the spotlight, and are all about “I”. but maybe K can bring them down to earth and get them to invest in “team” and that no one is bigger than duke.