The nation's No. 1 basketball recruit for 2013 took an unofficial visit to BYU on Thursday. Yes, that's Jabari Parker of Simeon High School. Parker was actually bumped down to No. 2 by Rivals, but some still consider him to be the best senior this season.
Illinois is still among a long list of schools trying to reel in the local prospect.
Here's ESPN's Andy Katz:
BYU is still a serious contender for the No. 1 player in the country in Jabari Parker. How so? Parker made an unofficial visit to Provo on Thursday and met with coach Dave Rose, according to multiple sources. Parker, who is Mormon, has made multiple unofficial visits to various schools. The 6-foot-8 forward out of Simeon High in Chicago has a laundry list of programs that would take him in a second: BYU, DePaul, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina and Stanford. But getting Parker on campus for the Cougars is still a major coup. The Cougars have quite a weekend ahead after the football team blasted Washington State in its home opener Thursday: Point guard Nick Emery and center Eric Mika, committed 2013 top-100 players out of Highland (Utah) Lone Peak High, are making official visits.