Found December 21, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
Jabari Parker ended months of intense speculation by announcing on Thursday that he would attend Duke University after high school. Parker is a consensus top five recruit for the 2013 class. The 6-foot-8 forward from Chicago cited Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski as a big reason why he chose the Blue Devils. “What brought me to the decision is the history. Duke is always going to be a team in the tournament. You can’t go wrong at the program. And most importantly, the long-term investment — I feel like if I go there, I can get a good degree,” Parker said during his Thursday announcement. “Coach K, that’s one of the best coaches ever. I wanted to be able to experience the things that he has next year. “[Coach K] has played a key role in my development throughout high school, just telling me basic things and what I need to do,” Parker said, per the News & Observer. “I just felt comfortable.” When Parker first narrowed the list of schools he was considering for college, 10 made the cut....

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Back-to-back wins for No. 1 Duke

Duke's shooters didn't need to be as accurate as usual, not with Mason Plumlee dominating inside the way he did. Plumlee had 21 points and 15 rebounds, and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat Elon 76-54 on Thursday night for their 100th straight nonconference win at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Ryan Kelly added 14 points, freshman Rasheed Sulaimon had 13 and the Blue Devils (11...

Five-star recruit Parker picks Duke

The long awaited decision of Jabari Parker has finally taken place. Chicago (Ill.) Simeons five-star forward has now decided to end his recruitment and announced on Thursday that he will be attending Duke. At 6-foot-8 and a normal playing weight of 220 pounds, Parker is one of the most gifted players in all of high school basketball. Following a dominant sophomore year Parker vaulted...

Duke Slugs Through Elon, Heads to Christmas Break

It wasn’t a thing of beauty for Duke but it was enough to win and that may not have even been the most exciting part of the day for most Blue Devil fans. Mason Plumlee led Duke yet again this time recording 21 points in the Blue Devils victory over Elon. Mason Plumlee led the way yet again with 21 points and 16 rebounds as Duke kept Elon at a distance in the second half...

Duke rolls over Elon, 76-54

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Video: Duke recruit Jabari Parker takes you through Simeon high school

Yesterday, the nation’s #1 recruit Chicago’s very own Jabari Parker of Neil F. Simeon Career Academy picked the Duke Blue Devils as his college basketball choice. Over Michigan State, and a host of other schools. And people on Twitter lost their minds over it; very much disapproving of Parker’s choice. But there’s still a season to be played for Parker and the Simeon Wolverines...
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