It’s official: Jahlil Okafor to Duke, Cliff Alexander to Kansas

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It’s official: two of the nation’s most promising up-and-coming basketball stars, both from Chicago, have made their college decisions. Jahlil Okafor is off to Duke and Cliff Alexander is going to Kansas.

The decision wasn’t without drama as Cliff Alexander, for the briefest of moments, appeared to be choosing the University of Illinois instead of Kansas. Naturally, Illini fans freaked out.

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