Okay I spent the day calling around to those I believe have a clue on Jabari Parker's college choice. None have it locked and some gave me opinions off the record. I guess I'm convinced Duke or Michigan State is the call tomorrow at 4pm on ESPN U. The 6-8 Parker won't play anymore until the end of the month nursing a foot he broke during a game in Europe this last summer. He played last Thursday in Texas and it is clear he is not ready.
MSU coach Tom Izzo paid a final visit to Chicago Wednesday morning, then returned for afternoon practice and his weekly radio show at night. He plays the accordian during the Christmas holiday and his players sing carol and the place is always packed. He must be edgy though after all the time he has spent chasing the 6-8 Simeon High School senior. Word on this hasn't leaked out-- but once it comes down tomorrow some who spoke with me in confidence will either be off the mark or right on.