By Seth Davis
July 22, 2013
Tyus Jones and Jahlil Okafor have made their desire to attend the same college well-known in recruiting circles.
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There is much speculation on the recruiting trail that other schools will try to break Jones and Okafor apart in an effort to get into the mix. The players insist that's not likely, but they are equally insistent that even if they did go their separate ways, it would not change the dynamics of their relationship. Besides, at least one if not both will probably have the option of turning pro after one year of college, and they will almost certainly have to play for different teams in the NBA. That's why to call this a "package deal" is to undersell what's inside. There's a lot more love in there than basketball. "It's a brotherhood," Jones says. "That's really the cool thing about it. The way I look at it is, regardless of what happens, I got a best friend out of basketball."

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