Though he was initially intrigued by the possibility of playing for Tom Izzo's Michigan State Spartans in 2013, top high school basketball recruit Jabari Parker is reportedly leaning heavily towards the Duke Blue Devils after a recent visit, according to Michael O'Brien of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Hailing from Chicago, the 6'7, 220-pound Parker is considered the No. 2 prospect in the 2013 class by Scout and ESPN at the moment. While he already went to East Lansing for his official visit back in early October, the high school senior was clearly blown away by his full tour of Duke's facilities, effectively putting the Blue Devils firmly ahead of the pack.
In addition to holding offers from BYU and Stanford, Parker is scheduled to visit Billy Donovan and the Florida Gators on Friday. The Spartans still remain in contention to sign the future NBA lottery pick, but it's looking like Mike Krzyzewski will once again wind up reeling in one of the country's best players.
Hearing Jabari Parker's visit to Duke went very, very well. Make Duke the clear leader right now. Parker heads to Florida tomorrow.— Michael O'Brien (@michaelsobrien) November 1, 2012