He’s a state champion, a world champion, a McDonald’s All-American and the consensus top prep prospect in the United States.

Add national player of the year to Jahlil Okafor’s resume.

Three days after leading Young to the IHSA Class 4A title, Okafor was named Morgan Wootten Player of the Year on Tuesday as a prelude to next week’s McDonald’s All-American Games.

“This is one of my most important accolades because this is more than just basketball,” Okafor said. “It takes a look at me as a person, my character, me as a student athlete. This is an amazing accomplishment for me to have.”

The 6-foot-11 Okafor, a Duke recruit, averaged 24.1 points and 11.3 rebounds, and numbers only begin to tell the story of his dominance.

His presence commanded double- and triple-teams, and his unselfish play rendered that strategy ineffective.

Young’s national schedule included road trips to face several of the top teams in the country.

Okafor is a three-time gold medalist with USA Basketball and was the only high school player selected to the all-tournament team at the under-19 World Championship in Prague last summer.

Simeon graduate and Duke freshman Jabari Parker, who will be Okafor's teammate next season if he decides not to enter the 2014 NBA Draft, was the first Illinois player to win the award last year.