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Jabari Parker Announcing 12/20 + PredictionSports Illustrated dubbed Jabari Parker the best high school basketball prospect since Lebron James. While that is a mouthful, and more accurately depicts an effort to sell magazines than Parker’s overall ceiling, the coaches involved with Parker will be holding their breath this Thursday night. Parker, a 6-8 wing-forward from Chicago, Illinois was named Gatorade Player of the Year in 2012, has led Simeon High to three straight Illinois titles, and has the ability to turn a good team into the National Championship contender his freshman year.
Parker is the son of former NBA player Sonny Parker, and has adopted Sonny’s old school game and incorporated the athleticism to block shots, rebound with the bigs, and get the crowd up with a posterizing dunk. After breaking onto the national recruiting scene as an 8th grader, Parker has seen scholarship offers pile in by the truck load. As you can see from the Ballislife mixtape below, it didn’t take coaches many AAU events to decide that Parker was worthy of a scholarship offer and frequent private planes headed to Chicago.
Jabari Parker Highlights
Parker has cut his final list down to five schools that include Duke, Michigan State, BYU, Stanford and Florida.
Duke – The bluest of the blue bloods left on the list. Parker has a good relationship with Coach K and the staff at Duke and can be assured the national spotlight and chance at a Final Four run. Duke has a history of reeling in these type of kids.
Michigan State – Michigan State’s roster should be loaded for a run next season and Jabari is the missing piece. Sparty misses Draymond Green in the worst way, and I’m sure Tom Izzo has sold Parker on playing a similar role. People have pointed out that 12/20 spells IZZO if you look close enough.
BYU – Parker is a Mormon and is giving BYU a serious look to honor his religious beliefs. Plus, BYU went over the top in this Gangnam Style remix Parker Style
Stanford – Parker is a rare kid that is interested in attending elite academic schools. Stanford head coach Johnny Dawkins also has a relationship with Jabari’s father Sonny.
Florida – Billy Donovan has made a late run at Jabari and was added to the list after Parker had already put out a Top Ten that didn’t feature the Gators. Don’t count out Donovan in any recruitment – in fact, there was a time that rumors were Parker favored the Gators.
Prediction – Parker pushes aside his religious beliefs and does what you expect him to do. I expect Jabari sides with USA Basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski and makes sure the Mayans were wrong. DUKE.
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