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What do Duke students think about Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones?

Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, two of the top four recruits in the class of 2014, announced Friday afternoon that they have both committed to Duke University for the upcoming school year. Their decision to play together with the Blue Devils was aired lived on ESPNU. The Chronicle’s Andrew Luo talked to some students about the announcement and their opinions on the future of Duke Basketball.

“Benches will burn.”

-senior Danish Husain

“I was watching the high school’s live stream from my laptop during lab, and when Tyus pulled out the Duke hat, I jumped out of the lab screaming while the other engineers and professors gave me strange looks.”

-junior Peter Yom

“Looks like we ended up beating Kansas after all.”

-junior Pawan Mathew

“It’s incredibly exciting to have these guys coming here. Tyus is a special player, and Jahlil is a dominant big man. As much as I love to get more guys who are going to stay all four years, it’s a real testament to Coach K that he’s willing to adapt his recruiting style to get these guys.”

-junior Russell Crock

“The news of Jahlil & Tyus made my day! Shout-out to the #1 name in news: my Facebook newsfeed.”

-junior Lawrence Nemeh

“You have chosen well.”

-senior Caroline Seng

“The future of Duke Basketball looks so bright, and I can’t wait to see what they can do!”

-sophomore Cameryn Steiger

“I might become a super senior just so that I can watch these two play.”

-senior George Fan

“I was really scared when Tyus pulled out a grey hat, but then I saw the Blue Devil on it, so it was all good.”

-sophomore Manoj Kanagaraj

“I got chills when they put their hats on at the same time.”

-sophomore Sonia Lee

“I am most pleased.”

-junior Vijay Menon

“This is one of the few things that could take my mind off the football team this year.”

-junior Jordan DeLoatch


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