Prep Hoop Star Jabari Parker’s decision comes next Thursday

By Eric Domingo
Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Many are waiting on Jabari Parker’s decision to what school he is going to chose and it is almost here. The Chicago star will announce his college decision next Thursday.

Sonny Parker, father of Jabari Parker, confirmed this decision Wednesday.

“He’s handling (his recruitment), but he wants to move on to his senior year, and get this behind him… He won’t be able to sign until April, but he just wants to get this out of his way,” says Sonny Parker.

According to the 6’8, 220 lbs senior, his top five choices are: Brigham Young, Duke, Florida, Michigan State and Stanford.

Although Sonny Parker has been very close in the interviews involving his son’s college decision, he has told reporters that he doesn’t know what school his son is going to pick.

“He hasn’t told me where…I didn’t ask him. It’s kind of hard to say. He likes all the schools we’ve visited. He’s hard to read sometimes. He keeps things to himself, so I don’t put any pressure on him. I think it will probably be between Duke and Michigan State. That’s what I’m thinking,” says Sonny Parker.

I personally think it’s between Duke and Brigham Young. Duke has always had a great basketball program and many believe Coach K is one of the best coaches of all time. Brigham Young is a close second, but I believe Parker’s close ties to his religion will push him towards Brigham.

I hope the Chicago native chooses Duke. Duke has a lot of great players, but I believe they’re missing that one superstar that can take them over the top. Parker can definitely be that superstar and help Duke reach the NCAA championship in 2013.

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