Parker and then the debate begins in 2013 

August, 8, 2012
The prevailing storyline in the senior class rests among the first half-dozen elite members of the group. When ESPN convened its scouts to discuss the 100 elite seniors in the country, the most difficult task we faced was settling on an order for the first half-dozen prospects.

The list begins, as it has since last summer, with No. 1 Jabari Parker (Chicago/Simeon). He owns three state championships, two gold medals and the respect of his peers. However, his summer was incomplete; he returned from Lithuania with USA Basketball only to shut himself down due to injury. With the top slot heading into the fall intact, Parker need only check his rearview mirror to size up his competition.

The next two spots on the list belong to a point guard and a power forward from Texas. Andrew Harrison (Richmond, Texas/Travis) is a 6-foot-5 point guard, and one of the biggest, most athletic and talented guards you'll come across at the high school level. The only person to slow down his movements during the summer was Parker, who guarded him at NBPA Top 100 Camp and did so better than any other guard we saw.