Jabari Parker is arguably the best high school basketball player in the Class of 2013. The only person that may take away his top spot is reclassified Andrew Wiggins. Many fear Parker’s season may not be as efficient as previous with his injury in his left foot. Many colleges are also on the edge because Parker seems to not have made a decision on a college yet.
Sonny Parker, father of Jabari Parker, said Thursday at Illinois’ Mr. Basketball that his son might not be ready for the season opener December 1 against Milton. According to ESPNChicago Parker is still slow healing from his foot injury.
Sonny Parker also added that his son will not sign a national letter of intent during the November 13-21 signing period because he hasn’t taken official visits to two of his five schools. Parker has not yet visited Stanford and BYU.
The Chicago star was injured while helping Team USA’s U-17 squad win a gold medal this summer.
“He is going to the doctor in a couple weeks and we’ll see if the bone is healed…He doesn’t have any pain, but you never know,” says Sonny Parker.
Parker is trying to get better without surgery because him and his family believe its better that way.
Sonny Parker said he has no sense of where Jabari might be leaning on his choice of colleges.
“He wants to complete his five visits and then evaluate…I’m his dad and I don’t know where he’s going. He likes all the schools and programs,” says Sonny Parker.
The next signing period is not until April, but Sonny Parker doesn’t expect his son to wait until then.
“He’ll probably make a commitment in December and sing in April,” says Sonny Parker.