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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:07 PM   #76
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I think JP is gonna follow his religion and commit to BYU after the showing there commits put on in Chicago a few weeks ago.

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:07 PM   #77
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Think we need to be considerate of this player. Just don't want to look like sore losers to the best player in the state, and from a Chicago and AAU program we want a good relationship with. I am not going to pay any attention to this announcement, but him being from the Chi and IL, I am going to root for him, unless he plays ILL. I think that is the best route to take.
+1,000. We need to remember that his coach and his current Simeon teammates, both those recruits who have committed and yet to commit ,
will be watching. I agree with you that we Illini fans should keep it classy, and we shouldn't burn any bridges.

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:30 PM   #78
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It would sure be nice if he came here. Along with Nunn, Tate, and, and Coach Groce & company is quite capable of producing a national champion and kids ready for the pros. Even the Simeon Coach has stated so. It is just a matter of getting the players to come.
As the players see Coach G's results, in the next year or so, I believe the elite will be going with the Illini.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 04:43 PM   #79
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I know this is hardly outside the norm, for any board, but it's unsettling how much resentment grown men have for teenage recruits and their families looking out for their best interests. You're like a bunch of jilted brides.

Jabari seems like a great kid, and by all means is a beautiful basketball player. I hope I'm not alone is hoping a young man from Chicago finds all the success that the game could possibly offer.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 05:46 PM   #80
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I might be alone in my opinion, but this "announcement" business strikes me as a "look at me" moment. Don't sign when everyone else signs, wait until you can hog the spotlight by yourself.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:05 PM   #81
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:31 AM   #82
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I think he goes to MSU too but would not be doop lf he went to DUKE
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:37 AM   #83
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It's a 6 month tour, just a stopover before the raptors, unless he follows his religion I don't see more one season.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 09:56 AM   #84
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At the current rate of certain NBA teams, he could end up going to the Lakers first round.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 10:26 AM   #85
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Top Basketball Recruit Jabari Parker Is Ideal For BYU, But BYU Isnít Ideal For Him (Or For Any Black Athlete)

Interesting Deadspin article about BYU and Jabari...

http://deadspin.com/5965885/top-bask...-black-athlete
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 01:27 AM   #86
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when does JP announce?

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 02:04 AM   #87
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3:00 pm today. so about 12 hours from right now.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 05:22 AM   #88
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Is Florida the darkhouse in the Jabari Parker sweepstakes?
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:05 AM   #89
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Is Florida the darkhouse in the Jabari Parker sweepstakes?
I would think so.

I the only obvious candidates are Duke, MSU, and Florida.

I am still going with Duke.

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:19 AM   #90
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Is Florida the darkhouse in the Jabari Parker sweepstakes?

Florida is my guess.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:33 AM   #91
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I would think so.

I the only obvious candidates are Duke, MSU, and Florida.

I am still going with Duke.

I don't claim to be an insider by any means, but I have one connection left in the college basketball world. This is my first (and likely last) attempt at something like this, but this is what has been thrown my direction:


-- Jabari wants to go to Florida
-- Mom wants him to go to Duke
-- Dad wants him to go to Michigan State


I don't know if this is accurate or not, but we'll know soon enough...
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:42 AM   #92
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I don't claim to be an insider by any means, but I have one connection left in the college basketball world. This is my first (and likely last) attempt at something like this, but this is what has been thrown my direction:


-- Jabari wants to go to Florida
-- Mom wants him to go to Duke
-- Dad wants him to go to Michigan State


I don't know if this is accurate or not, but we'll know soon enough...
If this is the case, I hope Jabari wins out
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 06:51 AM   #93
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I don't claim to be an insider by any means, but I have one connection left in the college basketball world. This is my first (and likely last) attempt at something like this, but this is what has been thrown my direction:


-- Jabari wants to go to Florida
-- Mom wants him to go to Duke
-- Dad wants him to go to Michigan State


I don't know if this is accurate or not, but we'll know soon enough...
Makes complete sense.

As long as he does not go to MSU, I am cool with it.

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:00 AM   #94
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I don't claim to be an insider by any means, but I have one connection left in the college basketball world. This is my first (and likely last) attempt at something like this, but this is what has been thrown my direction:


-- Jabari wants to go to Florida
-- Mom wants him to go to Duke
-- Dad wants him to go to Michigan State


I don't know if this is accurate or not, but we'll know soon enough...
I hope Jabari wins out if this is true. Kids should pick where they want to play, not Mom or Dad.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:09 AM   #95
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I hope Jabari wins out if this is true. Kids should pick where they want to play, not Mom or Dad.
Agreed.
And its not as though it is costing them a lot. For example, if one of my kids had wanted to go to Cal Tech instead of Illinois, probably a big boost in cost. Florida vs MSU, a bit more travel.
Florida vs Duke, really nothing.
So let the student choose.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:02 AM   #96
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Moved some posts from the recruiting thread to this thread.

Jabari Parker to announce decision today, 3:00pm CT, on ESPNU
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:13 AM   #97
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Duke... The rich get richer.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:14 AM   #98
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Putting money down on Dook.

I'd be really surprised to see him go elsewhere.

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:16 AM   #99
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100% certain it is Duke
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:21 AM   #100
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Can't say that I really care where he goes one way or the other. I will just be glad to have his name not mentioned on here again.. Wish him well but it is time to move on.

With that said I told the EMT's to be at my house at 3.. just in case the defibs are needed. Anyone think he will have an Illini jersey when he announces for MSU? An insider told me he was going to help Izzo take a shot at us for firing his buddy..
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