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Duke Products Jahlil Okafor, Frank Jackson Making An Impression With The New Orleans Pelicans

Duke players have a habit of doing that.

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 07: Jahlil Okafor #8 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots the ball over Jevon Carter #3 of the Memphis Grizzliesat Smoothie King Center on January 07, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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For different reasons, former Blue Devils Jahlil Okafor and Frank Jackson have had a winding route to NBA success.

Both are with the Pelicans now and their coaches and teammates clearly appreciate their work ethic and professionalism.

These guys are both very, very good basketball players which just underscores how brutally competitive the NBA is.

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