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2013 forward Jabari Parker reportedly cuts his list to five schools

Oct 5, 2012, 5:29 PM EDT

Jabari Parker AP

Just one week after announcing that he would visit Duke on October 27, 2013 forward Jabari Parker (Chicago, Illinois/Simeon Career Academy) has cut his list of schools from 11 to five according to Reggie Rankin of

In making the decision Parker eliminated Connecticut, DePaul, Georgetown, Illinois, North Carolina and Kentucky.

In addition to the visit to Duke Parker has one schedule for Florida the following weekend, and he’s yet to schedule dates for his official visits with the other three schools.

Originally slated to make an official visit to Michigan State last weekend, Parker and Michigan State rescheduled to a date that has not been released but Parker or his family.

“That’s what he came up [with],” Simeon coach Robert Smith told Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago. “He thought about it and looked at the programs. That’s the five he had. It took him a long time to find. Everyone was really good, but he had to make a decision.

“He really respected everyone recruiting him and wanted to thank them for their time. He had to pick five and those are the five he wanted to look at. He knew he couldn’t make everyone happy.”

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  1. imforbigblue - Oct 5, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    WOW really you take UK off your list but keep BYU on it good luck with that…lol

  2. raider2124 - Oct 5, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    Jabari is obviously a Mormon.

  3. ndnut - Oct 5, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    You didn’t know he was a Mormon? It was only part of a feature article in Sports Illustrated.

  4. scoregasmic - Oct 6, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    No matter where he goes…I’ll like him because he didn’t choose Kentucky…but really he should come to MSU

  5. jagsfan11 - Oct 6, 2012 at 9:21 AM


  6. gatordontplay - Oct 6, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Im sure imforbigblueballnmymouth probably thinks Parker is overrated and a hater now. How dare he takes uk off the list. People go to school for different reasons than sports.. I wish him the best of luck I have heard nothing but great things about this kid.(unless he goes to duke lol)

  7. imforbigblue - Oct 6, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    This coming from the moron who said one of the twins who picked UK is way over rated even though hes ranked #4 smh. Dude your retarded and every time i see anything you write i feel dumber

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