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Parker Commits To Duke

Parker picks Duke over Michigan State and several others.

CHICAGO – One of the most high-profile recruitments in Michigan State history has come to a close. It did not end happily.

Chicago (Ill.) Simeon standout Jabari Parker just announced he will play college basketball for Duke. The five-star prospect and three-time Illinois state champ made his intention public at Simeon’s John Everett Auditorium and chose Duke over Michigan State. He also considered Stanford, Florida and BYU but for the last month or so it was known the decision came down to two.

The 6-foot-8 combo forward would have been the most heralded prospect to commit to Michigan State in nearly three decades. The 247Sports Composite has Parker rated as the No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2013.

Tom Izzo spent as much time recruiting Parker as any recruit he has ever pursued but in the end, Parker chose to head for Durham, N.C., and play for fellow Chicago native Mike Krzyzewski.

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