Jabari Parker set to visit Florida this weeekend

Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Chicago's top high school basketball player will make his third recruiting trip in as many weeks when he heads to Florida to visit Billy Donovan and the Gators.

Simeon Career Academy star and prized college basketball recruit Jabari Parker is scheduled to take a recruiting trip to visit the Florida Gators this weekend, according to Evan Daniels of Fox Sports.

The 6'8 Parker, who has won three straight state titles with Simeon, is considered to be the No. 2 small forward in the 2013 recruiting class by ESPN and is ranked the top player in his state and region. He was bumped from the No. 1 slot overall after small forward Andrew Wiggins of Huntington Prep in West Virginia reclassified. Scouts have lauded Parker's offensive abilities, unselfishness and elite basketball IQ, while noting that his size, quickness and athletic ability create nightmarish matchup problems for opposing coaches.

Parker's top five schools are reported to be Duke, Stanford, Michigan State, Florida, and BYU, with his top two schools being Duke and Michigan State. Florida would be a surprise selection should the small forward be swayed by this weekend's visit and commit to the Gators.

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