It’s been a long and grueling couple months for Jabari Parker fans, but on Friday he announced that he will attend college in 2013 then go to Mormon school.
Parker spoke on “The Waddle and Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000 to announce the news.
“I know for a fact I’m going to college my first year,” says Parker.
Although Parker has held off going on his mission next year, it doesn’t speak to what his decision will be the following year.
According to sources, Parker had to make a decision about next year because The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints recently lowered the minimum age for going on missions to 18. So Parker could have gone on a two-year mission and then gone straight into the NBA.
Although this scared many, it wasn’t the case.
Although this is huge news for Parker fans, who hope to see him play next year, it still doesn’t clear up where Parkers going to play.
Although there is a lot of speculation around these top five schools, BYU has made the biggest push.
Recently two students made 6,300 t-shirts to be handed out against the BYU game on November 24 with a clear message for Parker, who was expected to be at the game.
The message Greg Welch and Tony Brown put on the shirts were “Chicago to Provo” with images of the Chicago skyline and Provo’s Mount Timpangos.
The Simeon star was expected to come to a decision in November and then pushed back to December. He said Friday it wont come until January or February.