Jahlil Okafor makes big impact in first win in Spain

2023-09-27T23:15:17+00:00 2023-09-28T12:31:20+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

27/Sep/23 23:15


The European game seems to be suiting Jahlil Okafor quite well.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

Jahlil Okafor scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds to help CAI Zaragoza get its first win two rounds into the 2023-24 Spanish ACB season by defeating Unicaja Malaga 100 – 92.

Okafor shot 6-7 on 2-pointers, 1-2 triples and dished out two assists in his second official game in Spain and Europe in general. The former No. 3 pick in the NBA Draft previously had 13 points in his debut, a loss on the road to reigning EuroLeague champion Real Madrid.

During the 25:04 he spent on the floor, Okafor provided a fine sample of his skilled low-post moves and his rich offensive game. He scored in a variety of ways, pretty much making short work of anyone he found in front of him while attacking the basket.

Santi Yusta led Zaragoza overall with 20 points. Nihad Djedovic dropped 18 points for Malaga.

Photo: ACB