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Duke Announces Signing Of Recruit Jabari Parker

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CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 22: Jabari Parker of Simeon Career Academy addresses the crowd during the Peace Basketball Tournament on September 22, 2012 at the St. Sabina Church Gymnasium in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 22: Jabari Parker of Simeon Career Academy addresses the crowd during the Peace Basketball Tournament on September 22, 2012 at the St. Sabina Church Gymnasium in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Top recruit Jabari Parker has signed his letter of intent to play at Duke.

The school announced Parker’s signing Thursday — more than four months after he picked the Blue Devils over Michigan State, Florida, Stanford and BYU during a nationally televised ceremony in Chicago.

Because that decision came in December after the conclusion of the fall signing period, Parker had to wait until the spring signing period began April 17 to make it official.

The 6-foot-8 forward is one of the most highly touted recruits in years, earning a top-five ranking from the four major recruiting services.

He’s the first two-time Illinois Mr. Basketball winner and led Simeon Career Academy to four straight state championships.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski says his staff is “confident he will have a great career.”

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