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Thursday, Apr 3, 2014 at 12:18 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Whitney Young’s Okafor Named Co-MVP of All-American Game

Whitney Young’s Okafor Named Co-MVP of All-American Game

"I really wanted to play well in this game being the last time I play in Chicago as a high schooler." --Jahlil Okafor Read »

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 8:53 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Whitney Young's Okafor Named Player of the Year

Whitney Young's Okafor Named Player of the Year

“Winning this award shows that when you have a dream, and when you dedicate yourself to accomplishing that dream, anything is possible." --Jahlil Okafor Read »

Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 at 11:05 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Okafor, Alexander, Ulis Named 2014 McDonald's All-Americans

Okafor, Alexander, Ulis Named 2014 McDonald's All-Americans

Earlier this month, 13 area players – nine boys and four girls – were selected as nominees for the annual game. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 7, 2014 at 10:50 AM
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By Bryan Crawford

Okafor, Alexander Headline Local McDonald's All-American Nominees

Okafor, Alexander Headline Local McDonald's All-American Nominees

Players were nominated by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee. Read »

Friday, Nov 15, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Okafor Chooses Duke, Alexander Picks Kansas

Okafor Chooses Duke, Alexander Picks Kansas

All eyes were on Chicago on Friday when two of the top five high school players in the country made the decision on where they will attend college next season. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Okafor, Alexander to Announce College Decisions on Friday

Okafor, Alexander to Announce College Decisions on Friday

ESPNU will televise a signing day special on Friday beginning at 3 pm local time to cover the announcements of these top recruits. Read »

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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By Bryan Crawford

Illinois Makes Jahlil Okafor's College Short List

Illinois Makes Jahlil Okafor's College Short List

“In no particular order: My final 8: Arizona, Baylor, Duke, Illinois, Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan State, Ohio State.” --Jahlil Okafor Read »

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NBC Chicago's Bulls blog tracks the new era of the NBA team known for its storied history of MVPs, three-peats and of course, a dynasty ruled by Michael Jordan. Can the Bulls rise to championship status once again? It's an outside shot for now, but fans aren't giving up the fight.
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Bryan Crawford Bryan Crawford was born and raised in Englewood on Chicago's South Side. His grasp of of the game came from playing all over the city and suburbs as a kid and watching Michael Jordan perform with the Bulls. He has written for SLAM Magazine, SLAMonline, RedEye, The Sports Fan Journal and is a weekly guest radio host on the Jarrett Payton Show. Follow him on Twitter: @BryanCraw4D
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