Chicago Simeon Career Academy forward Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 2 senior, said Friday he will attend college rather go on a mission next year and two local schools could have been options for next year if it wasn't for coaching changes.
A first look at the favorites, the newcomers, the stars and the storylines that make up this year's Sweet 16.
Here's a look at what each team in the Southeast region is losing after this year, what kind of recruiting class they're bringing in and what it means to their hopes of making future NCAA tournaments.
With the late signing period coming to an end, Antonio Williams ranks ESPN.com's top 25 2008 basketball recruiting classes.