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Blue roundup: Jabari Parker releases list of top 10 colleges

Published: Thursday, July 12 2012 10:35 a.m. MDT

In this photo taken Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Chicago, Simeon Career Academy's Jabari Parker, walks down the school's hallway after he is named the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Parker does not seek the material trophies and medals with his basketball success, on the contrary, Parker would give them to kids following him after big games as a token of appreciation, so the coaches now grab them from him quickly.

M. Spencer Green, ASSOCIATED PRESS

High school superstar Jabari Parker released on Twitter a list of 10 colleges he was considering Wednesday night, and BYU is on that list.

Kentucky, Kansas, Michigan State, Duke, Florida, Stanford, Georgetown, DePaul, and North Carolina, were the other schools, in no particular order.

"I want to make my decision in November if that's possible," the forward, who is ranked No. 1 overall in the ESPN 100, told The Associated Press at the Gatorade national prep athletes of the year dinner a night earlier. "I just need to cut it down so I'll be able to go on visits and make my decision from there."

Parker said he hopes to reduce his list to five by this fall when he will start his senior year at Chicago's Simeon Career Academy where he is an A student.

He said geography would play a role in his eventual choice.

"I don't want my family waking up at 12 o'clock in the morning just to watch my games," he said. "But then again I have to do what's best for me. I have to go with which program fits me the best and what system and style of play is going to allow me to expand my game out in the pros."

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