MANKATO -- A forward from Champlin Park has singed a tender to play next season at Minnesota State University, Mankato.
TJ Okafor is a 6-7, 190-pound forward who averaged 16.2 point per game and 9.5 rebounds per gam for Champlin Park.
He was named to the Minnesota All-Star Series.
He scored a career-high 35 points last year against Elk River and was named to the Minnesota All-Star Series.
"TJ is a very gifted athlete that plays inside and out," said Margenthaler. "He is such a versatile player that will allow him to really grow in our motion system. I really believe TJ will have the ability to step right in and be a solid contributor."
Okafor's third cousin is Emeka Okafor of the New Orleans Hornets. His brother, also named Emeka, is at Western Illinois.
Name Ht. Wt. Pos. Year* Hometown/Previous School Miles Chamberlain 6-3 190 G Fr. Madison, Wis./Memorial
Kelly Madison 6-4 205 G Fr. Des Moines, Iowa/Hoover
Zach Romashko 6-7 215 F Fr. Blaine, Minn./Blaine
Charles McNeal III 6-6 210 F Jr. Milwaukee, Wis./Languages/Iowa Lakes
TJ Okafor 6-7 190 F Fr. Brooklyn Park, Minn./Champlin Park
*Entering 2011-12 season
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