Top basketball recruit Parker to announce decision

Published: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6:02 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6:02 p.m.

CHICAGO — Top high school recruit Jabari Parker of Chicago's Simeon Career Academy appears set to announce his college choice.

The Chicago Sun-Times first reported that Parker will reveal his decision Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. CT at the school, and coach Robert Smith confirmed that to the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday.

Messages seeking comment were left with Parker's parents and Smith.

A 6-foot-8 forward, Parker is one of the most prized recruits to come along in recent years. Florida, Duke, Michigan State, Brigham Young and Stanford made his top five.

Parker has been slowed while recovering from a foot injury after leading Simeon to its third straight state championship as a junior.

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