Chicago Freshman Already on the Recruiting Radar

Jabari Parker, a 6-foot-6 freshman from Chicago Simeon High and the son of Chicago legend Sonny Parker, already has a list of Division I offers and an even longer list of schools interested.

"Here is a list of Jabari's up to date offers," Sonny Parker informed Hoopmasters. "Kansas, Illinois, Washington, Pittsburgh, Providence, Baylor, DePaul, Northwestern, Oregon State, Nevada, BYU, and Minnesota."

"Also, showing Jabari interest are Kentucky, Duke, Purdue, Ohio State, Marquette, and Wisconsin."

Quite an impressive, but based on his play this winter, deserved offers and interest.

Jabari showed with his inspired play at the Spalding Hoophall Classic that he is already a player who can influence the game with his ability to make the big play, whether it be scoring in traffic or hitting open man in transition game. Twice he led 6-0 runs in the game to keep Simeon in striking distance in a hard fought 55-50 loss to Philadelphia Neumann-Goretti. He finished the night with 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists, but never stopped competeing.

Jabari has wing skills, can create the drive and finishes with both hands at the rim or highlight dunk at this point. He's explosive off the floor and has really improved his jumper displaying solid range to the three point arc. Depending on his final size, like a Harrison Barnes he can play on the wing in college or beyond. The two-spot might even be his position at the highest levels. Stay tuned as he continues to develop his game...he has a very bright future!

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