Jabari Parker might be the top prospect in the high school class of 2013, and he's right in new Illinois head coach John Groce's back yard. Parker says he still has Illinois on his list despite the coaching change, but he isn't very familiar with Groce at this point.
"It is not necessarily bad, but I really don't know (Groce)," Parker said. "I don't know how much information he has on me or I have on him. I don't know how it will affect me."
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Parker added that if the Illini were to hire his high school coach -- Simeon's Robert Smith -- that added familiarity would likely help Illinois' chances.
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