On Dec. 20, Simeon basketball star Jabari Parker will make a decision on where he'll play college basketball next season.
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Simeon basketball star Jabari Parker is set to make the announcement that everyone has been waiting for: which college will he attend? Parker, an All-American and the No. 2 rated senior in the country is deciding between Duke, BYU, Michigan State, Stanford and Florida.
He’s made visits to all five campuses -- unofficially -- and “official” visits to every school except Stanford.
He will make the announcement during a press conference on Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. on the campus of Simeon Career Academy. Jabari had previously said that he would take his time making the decision, at one point saying that he would wait and see how his “Final Five” would fare in the NCAA Tournament in March, but that has obviously changed.
Depending on whom you ask, most people feel that Duke and Michigan State are the frontrunners at this point. Spartans head coach Tom Izzo was on hand to watch Parker in his senior season debut at the Chicago Elite Classic on Dec. 1.
"He hasn't told me where. I didn't ask him. It's kind of hard to say,” said his father, Sonny Parker to USA Today. “He's liked 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."
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