Chicago Curie senior power forward Cliff Alexander, the No. 3-ranked prospect in the ESPN 100, tweeted Monday that his top five schools, in no particular order, are Illinois, DePaul, Michigan State, Kansas and Memphis.
Whitney Young center Jahlil Okafor, ESPN's No. 1-ranked junior in the country, will hold in-home visits for Baylor, Duke, Kansas and Michigan State next week and already has hosted Ohio State, according to Okafor's father.
Simeon senior forward Jabari Parker has always dreamed of being a McDonald's All-American partly because of its prestigious status, but also because it was something Derrick Rose did in his Simeon career.
Morgan Park coach Nick Irvin and Simeon coach Robert Smith have each been suspended four games due to their conduct following their game on Jan. 16, according to a Chicago Public Schools spokesperson on Wednesday.
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.
Two diehard BYU basketball fans have printed 6,300 T-shirts to be handed out before the Cougars' game Saturday with a message for highly-ranked Chicago Simeon Career Academy senior forward Jabari Parker, who is expected to be in attendance.
Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 2 senior out of Chicago's Simeon Career Academy, does not have a leader in the recruiting process, and may miss his team's season opener on Dec. 1 because of a fracture in his right foot.