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Still #1 in our hearts and on Izzo's board
Couldn't agree more...
I'm hoping that Jabari Parker being perceived as the best player in his class will matter a lot more to me next season than it does this season.
The enemy hard at work. Violation?
they made about 20 for jahlil and tyus as well. smh.
I live in Durham and it's going to be chilly, windy, and rainy all weekend while Parker is visiting Duke. At least we have that going for us.
Don't make it sound like such an uphill battle. We also have Michigan State University going for us, which I prefer to Duke University...all things considered.
@ChrisVannini: RT @michaelsobrien: Hearing Jabari Parker's visit to Duke went very, very well. Make Duke the clear leader right now. Heads to Florida tmrw
I read that to what are people thoughts on that?
My understanding was the Cameron Crazies did a lot for Jabari during his visit, made a "Welcome Home Jabari" banner, etc.
isn't that against the rules
There's no way to think of it as good news. That's a Chicago writer.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
My read is that it sucks. Izzo put alot of time and effort into this recruitment.
THIS GUYIS WELL CONNECTED
Roy Schmidt @prepbullseye
Anybody who thinks that anyone is a "clear leader" for Jabari Parker right now is making a crucial mistake.
I never saw anyone post this link, so forgive me if it's already up. Gives a little more insight to how Parker's trip to Michigan State went with comments from his father and coach. Hopefully it's a shot in the arm to all those feeling the effects of today's "report" (if you can call it that) from Michael O'Brien of the Chicago Sun-Times. While it would be naive to ignore Duke's influence and rich basketball tradition, I still feel like we are a strong horse in this race.
COS: Roy Schmidt's tweets are protected.
This season 29 of MSU's 32 games are 10 hours away or less from Parker's hometown of Chicago, with about 25 of them about 5 hours or less. With B1G Championship Tourney in Chicago, too. The closest Duke will get to Chicago is about 11 hours away at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Haven't seen next year's schedule but it can't be much different. This might be significant. Of course, Duke has a proven history of offering money, in the form of jobs, to relocate recruits' parents nearby.
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Well, evidently he has given me access since I can see his tweets
Jabaris Parents are not going to leave Chi town and move near Duke. I just cant see it when they have given so much to a city.
Where is that history? Never heard myself. Just curious.
I think he may be confusing the Hansborough situation at UNC.
I hope shenanigans like this don't come into play with Parker.
A three-month investigation by The Times-Picayune found:
-- Duhon's mother, Vivian Harper, landed a job working for a Duke booster; co-workers say the job opening was never posted and that Harper was overpaid and lacked qualifications. When a manager at the company asked why Harper was moving from Louisiana, supervisors informed him that her son, one of the nation's top recruits, had signed to play at Duke.
Three months after moving to Durham, according to Boozer's wife, Renee, Carlos Boozer Sr. was jobless. He finally found one at GlaxoSmithKline, a pharmaceutical company then run by Robert Ingram, a close friend of Krzyzewski. 'And I'm proud of it,' Ingram said of his friendship with Duke's coach.
Boozer, Sr.'s departure came about six months after Carlos Boozer Jr. left Duke for the NBA.
Oh, no I'm not.
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