Jabari Parker tweets wish list for schools, snubs University of Illinois

Friday July 13th, 2012

Jabari Parker, widely regarded to be the top prep recruit in the Class of 2013, tweeted the schools he'd like to play for after graduating from high school in the spring.

His list, in no particular order: BYU, DePaul, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, University of North Carolina and Stanford.

Parker, who led Simeon Career Academy in Chicago to its sixth state title in March, did not include in-state school University of Illinois in his list.

He was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2012 and became the first non-senior to win Mr. Basketball in Illinois. Last season, he averaged 19.5 points, 8.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 3.3 blocks for Simeon.

In a report from Scott Powers of ESPNChicago.com, Parker said he hopes to cut his list down to five schools by the time his basketball season begins in the fall and said that geography and the schools distance to his family will play a role in making his decision:

"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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