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Jabari Parker will announce college decision next Thursday

Jabari Parker of Simeon (Chicago) will announce his college choice next Thursday afternoon at his school, his father, former NBA player, Sonny Parker said Wednesday.

"He's handling (his recruitment), but he wants to move on to his senior year, and get this behind him," Sonny Parker told USA TODAY Sports. "He won't be able to sign until April, but he just wants to get this out of his way."

The 6-8 Parker, a preseason American Family Insurance ALL-USA selection, has narrowed his schools down to Duke, Michigan State, Brigham Young, Florida and Stanford.

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The elder Parker said he doesn't know his son's choice.

"He hasn't told me where," he said. "I didn't ask him. It's kind of hard to say. He's like all the schools we've visited. He's hard to read sometimes. He keeps things to himself, so I don't put any pressure on him. I think it will probably be be between Duke and Michigan State. That's what I'm thinking."



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