I don't know if the world will end on December 21st but if it does at least I'll know where Jabari Parker was headed to play in college. The Chicago Simeon High School star says he'll announce on Dec. 20th at 3pm Chicago time. Wow there should be a big media contingent on hand for the proceedings.
I claim Parker would be Michigan State's biggest name recruit to land in any sport since Magic Johnson 35 years ago. Let the speculation begin and it is already rampant. Most say it is down to Duke and Michigan State, 50-50 for either one and I guess that's where I am with this. It's hard for me to picture Parker saying no to Tom Izzo, but Duke is a pretty strong entity too.
MSU has no other recruits in its class-- Duke has several, all big name prospects of course. Parker can't sign until April but he can make Christmas pretty happy for one coach and pretty depressing for those he says no to and that group may or may not include Izzo.