Duke’s Jahlil Okafor taken 3rd overall in NBA Draft by Philadelphia 76ers

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NEW YORK – Jahlil Okafor, Duke’s star in the 2014-15 season, was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the third overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.

Okafor averaged 17.3 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game while shooting 66 percent from the field for the Blue Devils.

Duke won the 2015 NCAA National Championship.

The 76ers were 18-64 in the 2014-15 season.

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