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BYU men's basketball: Jabari Parker sets date to announce his decision (+video)

Published: Saturday, Aug. 1 2015 8:33 p.m. MDT

Jabari Parker dunks during a high school game last year in Chicago. Parker, regarded by some as the No. 1 recruit in the country, says he will play college basketball next season. (Charles Rex Arbogast, Associated Press) Jabari Parker dunks during a high school game last year in Chicago. Parker, regarded by some as the No. 1 recruit in the country, says he will play college basketball next season. (Charles Rex Arbogast, Associated Press)

CHICAGO — Simeon's young basketball star Jabari Parker has warranted a lot of interest with his recruitment, and it's all about to come to an end. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Parker will announce his college decision on Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. Central Standard Time.

Parker will decide between BYU, Duke, Michigan State, Florida and Stanford and has made official visits to each of those schools. Duke is thought by most to be the favorite for his services, along with Michigan State. Florida is thought to be the darkhorse. He made his official visit to BYU in late November and has made several unofficial visits to the Provo campus.

Parker is a 6-foot-8 forward prospect who was named as the 2012 national player of the year and stars for No. 1-ranked Simeon High School. He's regarded as either the No. 1 or No. 2 recruit nationally, depending on the service, and will make his announcement at Simeon High.

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