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For all of you in Chicago, turn on NBC. They will be talking to our future Spartan coming up in the next couple minutes.
Mike Adamle (interviewer): "You have a big decision to make, its been the talk of this town, if not the country, as far as high school basketball is concerned and I know you've narrowed it down to 5 different schools, and just got back from BYU, ultimately what will be the deciding factor?"
Jabari Parker: "What will be the deciding factor for me is seeing what program fits me the most, the relationship with the coach, and the relationship with the team. I think that carries out most importantly. You see a lot of teams that succeed in the tournament just because of their relationship, not necessarily because of their talent. So, I'm looking at that as the big factor in my decision."
Great News for Michigan State! Seems to describe us. The guy wants to win and knows we have a Spartan family. I'm feeling real good right now. We don't need to make a video. The final four tapes speak for themselves. Go Green!!!
I can see that describing Duke pretty well too. I have no idea about this one, haven't seen any hints one way or another.
This sounds very good for us and describes msu more than the rest of his finalist imo. I think msu fits his skillset perfectly because we like to run our sets threw our 4 around the top of the key, he would make a killing in that spot.
All I can say is watching it live, I felt good about it. Real good. It's all about relationships with this guy and Izzo has been recruiting him the longest. I'm feeling good. So glad we have such a great coach and tradition. Duke is a vital threat with coach K, but I am still feeling good about Izzo's chances here. Add the close to home factor to make travel easy for his parents and we should edge this one out. I'm hoping.
But how are you feeling
I like the sound of this.
Be wary of Duke, very wary
How did he look? Did he talk about his timetable for returning to play?
Duke will be ranked number one soon. Msu needs to get trice and harris back and let Byrd and valentine ride the pine. Msu can't afford to continue to look like crap while duke dominates and wins every tournament. Duke looks like the team to beat in the nc yet again. Their bigs are far superior to ours.
Keeping the sunshiners in check since 2000.
When I saw you posted in this thread I knew exactly what was coming. Too funny.
I agree....there is a contrast right now.
Parker may be delaying to see how the teams look
Plumlee, Curry and Kelly are seniors and will be gone next year. Their seniors are carrying the team right now. Parker will make his decision based on who is on the roster next year.
Did some insider tweet this or is this your opinion?
JMO but no problem you asking.
I usually use quote if it is an insider
Ok then, so you are just blowing hot air like your alledged insiders. Good.
I think our big advantage is the proximity of EL to Chicago. I think the Parker family wants to fully experience the excitement of college basketball with their son.
Does anyone know when he will announce?
Depends what you consider hot air. I read an awful lot of boards, newspapers,tweets plus I e mail back and forth with some of the mods (such as this board).
So, while it is purely my opinion, it is based on whatever empirical evidence is available. What else is there since no one knows for sure.
Feel free to ignore me ; however I feel all info is useful in one way or another
That is a big edge for MSU and yet, why is it taking him so long?
Should be after his last visit which got deferred since he didnt want to visit 5 schools in 5 weeks.
I think he has one more to Stanford.
I would guess before Christmas.
BTW it is reported he wont be able to play in his HS opener.
You can read all of the crap you want. Nobody but Parker and his family know what the kid is thinking. You can go back to stalking teenage boys now.
I think the strongest indication that he will pick MSU is that he suffered an injury his senior yr of HS.
I feel like this statement is a huge indicator for MSU. Seems like JP cares most about the relationships he will build with the coach and players. Izzo's player relationships and the family atmosphere he creates on his teams are well documented. I mean, hell, he named his son after a former player!! This bodes well for the Green and White.
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You're in college. The window of opportunity to drink and do drugs and take advantage of young girls is getting smaller by the day.
My buddy is is a Spartan fan has Book of Mormon tickets. I told him we can't make fun of mormons anymore.
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