Jabari Parker eliminates DePaul from list
Published: Friday, October 5, 2012
Updated: Friday, October 5, 2012 17:10
Jabari Parker, the nation’s No.1-ranked senior basketball player, narrowed his list of prospective colleges down to five Friday, excluding DePaul.
The 6-8 Simeon Career Academy (Chicago) forward’s remaining schools are BYU, Duke, Florida, Michigan State and Stanford.
Parker’s original 10 schools included DePaul, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, but were left off his list.
Parker is expected to commit in November, with forthcoming official visits to Duke on Oct. 27 and Florida on Nov. 2.
As a junior, Parker was named Illinois’ Mr. Basketball and national Gatorade Player of the Year after averaging 19.5 points, 8.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 3.3 blocks and 1.4 steals per game.