Okafor named World Championship MVP

July, 8, 2012
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Whitney Young junior center Jahlil Okafor was named the MVP of the FIBA U17 World Championship after the United States defeated Australia 95-62 in the title game on Sunday.

Okafor had 17 points, including 11 in the first quarter, and eight rebounds in the championship victory. He averaged 13.6 points and 8.3 rebounds while the United States went 8-0 in the tournament.

Simeon senior forward Jabari Parker and Simeon senior guard Kendrick Nunn also contributed to the United States’ success. Parker, who sat out the semifinal game due to an ankle injury, had 12 points in the championship.
Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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