Okafor a quick study in shot-blocking

Emeka Okafor has turned shot-blocking into a science at Connecticut.

Updated: October 30, 2002, 11:14 AM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

STORRS, Conn. -- Ben Gordon had heard similar questions from Emeka Okafor. The Connecticut big man always asking Gordon and other Huskies about the game to get different perspectives. But this inquiry was new. This was almost too cerebral, even for Okafor.

Okafor took Gordon aside during the preseason in an effort to get into Gordon's mind, into the mind of a scoring guard. Not because the 6-foot-9 Okafor wanted to play a few minutes in the backcourt this season, work on a few new drives ...

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