NCB On The Trail: Duke

Team USA announces Hoop Summit squad

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USA Basketball announced on Sunday the roster for its 2013 USA Junior National Select Team that will take on the World Select Team in the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit, and the USA will be led by two coaches and four players with prior international basketball experience, including USA medalists and prep standouts Aaron Gordon (Archbishop Mitty H.S./San Jose, Calif.), Rondaé Hollis-Jefferson (Chester H.S./Chester, Pa.), Jabari Parker (Simeon Career Academy/Chicago, Ill.) and Julius Randle (Prestonwood Christian Academy/ McKinney, Texas).

The U.S. roster also features 2012 USA Basketball Men's U18 National Team Training Camp participants Aaron (Travis H.S./ Richmond, Texas) and Andrew Harrison (Travis H.S./Richmond, Texas), as well as USA Basketball newcomers Kasey Hill (Montverde Academy/Eustis, Fla.), Demetrius Jackson (Marian H.S./Mishawaka, Ind.), Bobby Portis (Hall H.S./Little Rock, Ark.) and Noah Vonleh (New Hampton School, N.H./Haverhill, Mas.).

The 2013 Nike Hoop Summit will be played at 4 p.m. (PDT) on Saturday, April 20 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Ore.

No. 1 recruit Parker cuts list to five 

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Jabari Parker (Chicago/Simeon), the No. 1 recruit in the ESPN 100, told ESPN.com on Friday he has trimmed his list to five schools.

In no particular order, Stanford, BYU, Duke, Michigan State and Florida made the final five.

In July, Parker released a list of 10 schools he was considering that included BYU, DePaul, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina and Stanford.
Small forward Jabari Parker (Chicago/Simeon Career Academy), the top-ranked senior in the country, released a list of the 10 schools he will be considering on Wednesday, according to a report on ESPN Chicago.

Parker announced via his Twitter account he will choose among BYU, DePaul, Duke, Florida, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State, North Carolina and Stanford.

"I want to make my decision in November if that's possible," Parker told the Associated Press on Tuesday night at the Gatorade national prep athletes of the year dinner. "I just need to cut it down so I'll be able to go on visits and make my decision from there."

He added he hopes to reduce his list to five by the fall.

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ESPN 100 power forward Amile Jefferson (Philadelphia/Friends' Central H.S.), the top uncommitted senior, is expected to announce his choice on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET at his high school.

"The process has been long and tough, for sure, " Jefferson told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "But it's time for me to make a decision. I have to do it."

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ESPN.com's Sr. Recruiting Analyst Dave Telep confirmed through a source that the Duke Blue Devils are now involved with junior guard Allerik Freeman (Charlotte, N.C./Olympic H.S.).

"Sources close to Freeman confirmed that (head coach) Mike Krzyzewski spoke with Freeman on Monday night and after viewing him over the weekend, extended a scholarship offer," Telep said.

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Uncommitted ESPNU 100 center Tony Parker (Lithonia, Ga./Miller Grove H.S.) is expected to make his college choice today at 4 p.m. ET.

The senior will choose between Duke, Georgia, UCLA, Kansas, Ohio State and Memphis.

"Whichever college gets Tony, they will be getting a player with a good feel for the game and a great basketball IQ, along with an incredible post presence," Miller Grove head coach Sharman White told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Parker averaged 16.6 points and 11.0 rebounds in helping Miller Grove to its fourth straight state title this season.

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The McDonald's All American Games and Hall of Fame coach Morgan Wootten announced on Tuesday that senior forward Shabazz Muhammad (Las Vegas/Bishop Gorman) has been named the 2012 Wootten Player of the Year.

The undecided senior recently led the Gaels to the Nevada Class 4A state championship after averaging 29.4 points and 10.0 rebounds. Off the court, Muhammad has participated in community service projects through his high school and is a three-year member of the honor roll.

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According to the Pioneer Press, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski offered a scholarship to sophomore point guard Tyus Jones (Apple Valley, Minn./Apple Valley H.S.) earlier this week.

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Jabari Parker names Top 10 

January, 6, 2012
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ESPN.com Recruiting Nation has learned that the top-ranked junior in the country has a list of 10 schools he will be choosing from.

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Super 60 Jones picks Duke 

November, 28, 2011
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6-foot-4 junior shooting guard Matt Jones (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto H.S.) ended his recruitment on Monday with a verbal pledge to Duke. Jones first announced the news via his Twitter account.

"After long consideration with my parents and people around me, we felt it was best that I commit to DUKE UNIVERSITY!," Jones wrote.

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Rasheed Sulaimon, the No. 3 shooting guard in the 2012 class, made it official on Wednesday with a signed letter of intent to Duke, the school announced.

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McGary to announce on ESPNU 

November, 3, 2011
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ESPNU 100 power forward Mitch McGary (Chesterton, Ind./Brewster Academy) will announce his decision during ESPNU's Recruiting Nation on Thursday. The show airs at 5 p.m. ET. He is deciding between Duke, Florida and Michigan.

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