Skip to main content

Duke's Jahlil Okafor has really, really big hands

Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor showed off his giant hands in a crazy photo of him palming a basketball.

"Star basketball player palms basketball" wouldn't normally make for an Internet-worthy piece of content, but just look at this photo of Duke freshman Jahlil Okafor:

That's from ESPN reporter Shannon Spake, who, as she said, took the photo back in February.

Perhaps there's a little bit of wonky camera perspective magic at play, but still—that's insane.

Watch: Students from Final Four schools sing national anthem

Scroll to Continue

SI Recommends

Not that it's surprising: scouting reports on Okafor dating back to his high school days in Chicago said he could palm a basketball "like a grapefruit."

Yep, that would make doing the below pretty easy.


Mike Fiammetta