With millions around the world watching his decision live on ESPNU, 2013 high school basketball recruit Jabari Parker officially announced his intention to play for the Duke Blue Devils next season.
The 6'8, 220-pound forward is listed as the No. 2 player in the 2013 class according to Scout.com, and chose Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils over offers from Michigan State, Florida, BYU and Stanford. Viewed as one of the most well-rounded players to hit the college game in years, Parker features an ideal frame for the small forward position to excel right away at the college level.
Parker also hails from Simeon Career Academy, a school that was once home to a number of budding basketball prospects, including Derrick Rose, Bobby Simmons, Ben Wilson and Nick Anderson. Despite having the opportunity to take Parker's final in-home visit before his announcement, Tom Izzo and Michigan State once again came up short to Coach K on the recruiting trail. The Spartans have yet to sign a player in their 2013 class, and will now hope to entice one of only a handful of remaining unsigned players in the coming months.