Jahlil Okafor isn't exactly the next Tim Duncan according to Coach K


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Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski went on ESPN Radio with Colin Cowherd and talked about Jahlil Okafor. Although Cowherd called Okafor "the next Tim Duncan" Coach K said he has a lot of work to do. He has the hands, footwork, and size to be great, but Coach K said he has to get a better work ethic.

"I think he's (Okafor) so much a developing player and he's still really young and obviously he's got talent you can't teach. And those are hands, feet, and really (he's) an unbelievable kid. He will have to continue to develop an even greater work ethic because he's gonna be playing against men and a little bit more of being precise.

I hope he goes into an environment that will teach and not just expect him to be proven already. A good environment is like what Monty Williams has done with Anthony Davis...but Jah's gonna be special."

That seems to be an interesting statement about a presumed top three pick. I wonder how much stock NBA GMs will take in these comments by the guy who's been coaching him all year.