As if today couldn't get any bigger after the news of Stephen Domingo enrolling at Georgetown immediately and Hollis Thompson making his NBA dream come true with the Oklahoma City Thunder, along comes this tweet from Jabari Parker, the consensus #1 recruit in the Class of 2013:
UK, Stanford, michigan state, Kansas, Florida, Duke, BYU, Georgetown, Depaul, UNC. No order.— Jabari Parker (@JabariParker22) July 11, 2012
Somebody Pinch Me After The Jump:
For those unaware, Jabari Parker was the subject of a recent Sports Illustrated cover that declared him the "best high school basketball player since LeBron James." As Ben Standig notes in his story on Parker narrowing his list:
The 6-foot-8 forward just finished playing for Team USA in the FIBA U-17 World Championships where he helped the squad to a gold medal winning performance. Also on the team, Georgetown recruit Stephen Domingo, who surprisingly is headed to play for the Hoyas this upcoming season.
Recruiting wars are crazy and Parker's Mormon faith could factor into his final decision. Then again, perhaps in 2013 Domingo and Parker can reunite as teammates. In that case, even those on the Hilltop still not over losing out this year's top recruit, Nerlens Noel, might finally move on.
That rumbling sound you're hearing is the Delusion Train pumping into overdrive.
Hold onto your butts.