Why Jabari Parker would pick ... 

December, 19, 2012
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On Thursday, live on ESPNU and WatchESPN at 4 p.m. ET, No. 2 ESPN 100 prospect Jabari Parker (Chicago/Simeon) will end his long recruitment and make his college decision public.

Despite earlier reports that Michigan State and Duke were in the lead, nobody -- not even his father -- seems to know for certain which school Parker will pick from his final five of BYU, Duke, Florida, Michigan State and Stanford.

With the field still seemingly open, here’s a look at the factors each of his finalists has in its favor and why Parker would pick each program.
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