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It’s Duke for Parker

Fri., Dec. 21, 2012, midnight

Jabari Parker still had just about everyone guessing. Then, he pulled out that blue T-shirt with a white “D,” and, finally, it became clear. The prized prospect from Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy, one of the most highly touted recruits in years, is headed to Duke. Parker made the announcement in front of a national TV audience Thursday, in his high school gym, surely delighting Blue Devils fans. A 6-foot-8 forward with the ability to nail jumpers from just about any spot when he’s not throwing down vicious dunks, Parker can’t sign his letter of intent until April 17. But he made his intentions clear with one highly anticipated oral commitment. Michigan State, Florida, Stanford and Brigham Young also made his top five. – AP



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