Jan 16, 2012; Springfield, MA, USA; Chicago Simeon Wolverines forward Jabari Parker (22) holds the ball while being guarded by Findlay Pilots forward Winston Shepard (right) during the first half at Blake Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

Recruiting: Top Recruit Narrows List to Five

Jabari Parker, the nation’s top recruit for 2013 trimmed his list to five on Saturday. BYU, Duke, Florida, Michigan State and Stanford made the final five for the small forward’s services.

Parker cut Kansas, DePaul, Georgetown, North Carolina and Kentucky from the list of schools he was considering.

He is expected to make a final commitment in November. Parker already has scheduled visits with Duke on Oct. 27th and Florida on Nov. 2nd. Parker is raised a Mormon, making BYU a heavy favorite for his services next season.

This announcement comes after Kentucky earned two top commits from twin brothers Aaron and Andrew Harrison on Thursday. The brothers are ranked two and four by ESPN 100.

Parker as a junior last season, was named Mr. Illinois and the Gatorade Basketball player of the year. He averaged 20 points, nine rebounds, five assists, three blocks and a steal per game.

Kansas after losing out on these top recruits now turns to their annual Late Night in the Phog scheduled for Oct. 29th. Numerous prospective recruits including Brannen Greene who already committed to Kansas are planning on attending the event.

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