Twitter reacts | Jabari Parker's #Duke decision

Chicago Tribune staff report

11:23 PM EST, December 20, 2012


Congrats to Jabari Parker on choosing Duke University, great young player added to the program, #BlueDevilNation

— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) December 20, 2012

Jabari Parker: Best recruit since LeBron, second-best recruit in his class. He's already achieving the impossible.

— Mark Titus (@clubtrillion) December 21, 2012

Congrats to Jabari Parker on choosing Duke! Great player and person, who is going to fit right in! Welcome to the family!

— Nolan D. Smith (@NdotSmitty) December 20, 2012

Coach K hits the recruiting trail and picked up a huge commitment from Jabari Parker #2 player in the country. He will fit in well.

— Coach Koran Godwin (@CoachGodwin) December 21, 2012

Agree with @sethdavishoops with Rodney Hood and Jabari Parker Duke will be preseason No 1 for2013-14. Of course Kentucky could be too.

— Andy Katz (@ESPNAndyKatz) December 20, 2012

Jabari's coming to Duke next year.... That's another championship

— Luke Sasser (@LSasser33) December 21, 2012

Jabari Parker will be my fav player next year #cutie ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿

— Jordin (@JordinAshburn11) December 21, 2012

Queue the "He was a luxury recruit" and "We quietly backed off of him a week ago" tweets from the #JabariParker losers.

— Jason Jordan (@JayJayUSATODAY) December 20, 2012

Parker on pick:“Everything came through and I was confident. You feel the emotion in your heart, and that tells you it’s time to decide.”

— Chicago Tribune (@ChiTribPreps) December 20, 2012

Yessir!!!! Jabari is durham bound baby!!!!

— Andre Dawkins (@dre_day20) December 20, 2012

Feeling bad for Tom Izzo and Dwayne Stephens tonight. Tom's work ethic in coaching and recruiting are incredible. Pours his heart into both.

— Tom Crean (@TomCrean) December 20, 2012

One happy kid. twitter.com/CityHall03/sta…

— Rich Mayor (@CityHall03) December 20, 2012

Congrats to the bro @jabariparker22 for picking Duke.!

— Jaylon Tate (@JaySwaveyy11) December 20, 2012

This is exactly how I feel. RT @sahadevsharma: Can't root for Duke, but I want to see Jabari Parker succeed.

— Luis M. (@lcm1986) December 20, 2012

Congrats @jabariparker22 for the decision!Good luck at Duke man!

— Jimmer Fredette (@jimmerfredette) December 20, 2012

Yep, it's overcast outside but sunny as heck other than that for #Duke fans.Jabari Parker is the REAL DEAL!

— Mark Watson (@BlueDevilNation) December 20, 2012

Second best recruit ever for Duke, after Kyrie Irving ... Good luck, Jabari.

— Garry D. Howard (@SN_GarryD) December 20, 2012

Parker to Duke. Going to call Coach K now.

— Colleen Kane (@ChiTribKane) December 20, 2012

Jabari Parker picks Duke.

— Chicago Tribune (@ChiTribPreps) December 20, 2012

Jabari Parker has selected Duke.

— David Haugh (@DavidHaugh) December 20, 2012

Jabari is going to South Suburban College!!

— Kendrick Nunn (@KNunnSG) December 20, 2012

It is 5am in Hong Kong right now. I woke up this early just to follow Jabari Parker's college announcement on Twitter! What a circus!

— Richard Kwok (@richiekwok) December 20, 2012

Minutes from Jabari Parker's decision. Who ya got? twitter.com/ChiTribPreps/s…

— Chicago Tribune (@ChiTribPreps) December 20, 2012

Nothing like half hour recruiting special w fawning day in the life doc on kid everyone praises as "humble". Pretty sure media can ruin him

— Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) December 20, 2012

OK so we’re 15 minutes away. Let’s hear some Jabari guesses. Mine: Chicago State.

— Eamonn Brennan (@eamonnbrennan) December 20, 2012

Jabari Parker at podium, apparently talking with ESPN reps to get timing of announcement right.

— Colleen Kane (@ChiTribKane) December 20, 2012

Jabari Parker brings character maturity, humility and off the charts talent. He is a match up nightmare and a scouting report headache!!

— Reggie Rankin (@ReggieRankin) December 20, 2012

Sources: Jabari Parker to skip college career in favor of internship at the Lansing State Journal.

— D. Sean (@RealDSean) December 20, 2012

I think Jabari going to Michigan State.!

— Alvin Ellis (@AEllis21) December 20, 2012

Simeon HS. Five hats on a table in gym. College hoops world, ESPN audience awaits which one Jabari Parker will pick. Feels very LeBronish.

— David Haugh (@DavidHaugh) December 20, 2012

The world would end if Jabari Parker somehow picked Illinois

— Matt Forbes (@4beez23) December 20, 2012

My whole TL is @jabariparker22 . S/o to homie though. Got to kick it a lil with him before the season started. Good luck with your decision!

— Malachi Nix (@malinix2) December 20, 2012

Apologies to all. Had to send early Parker stories because of wireless issue at school. Someone mistakenly posted early. No decision yet!

— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) December 20, 2012

If Tom Izzo loses Jabari Parker, it will be his biggest recruiting defeat since Chris Webber's commitment to Michigan left him in tears.

— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) December 20, 2012

In a remarkable twist, I'm picking Jabari Parker to eschew college basketball entirely for a job as NHL Commissioner.

— ZachOsterman (@ZachOsterman) December 20, 2012

Don't look for Jabari Parkers' pick to leak.He will not call the coaches until after his announcement.

— Mark Watson (@BlueDevilNation) December 20, 2012

I really hope Jabari Parker commits to UIC #hometownhero

— Zenon Kolakowski(@Z_Kolakowski11) December 20, 2012

All I Want for Christmas is Jabari Parker to say he is taking his talents to Durham, North Carolina #Duke @dukebasketball

— Gordon Mack (@gordonmack) December 20, 2012

If Jabari Parker picks Florida ill be like this... #gators twitter.com/ClutchLikeMJ/s…

— Ryan (@ClutchLikeMJ) December 20, 2012

The fact that there is no chance Jabari Parker will pick Kentucky as the school he will attend makes me pretty sad.

— Cheyenne (@MCDannyDaDopest) December 20, 2012

Jabari chose what school he goes to today. @jkchang_ and I hope he picks Marquette... But he won't lol.

— joro (@JohnnyGuwap) December 20, 2012

Duke fans if Jabari Parker commits to Duke: "He's better than MJ"Duke fans if he doesn't commit to Duke: "I don't even care,he's overrated"

— Neeph ¿ (@Hobs_Creation) December 20, 2012

I totally forgot about Jabari Parker announcing today.

— Brandon Ogden (@BrandonOSports) December 20, 2012

Everyone says it is tough when u r America's guestlike Jabari Parker - Come on man it was tough when u were like me & NO ONE WANTED YOU!

— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) December 20, 2012

I did hear there were some Sparty boosters outside the Parker house last night Christmas caroling till midnight for one last-ditch effort

— Joe Henricksen (@joehoopsreport) December 20, 2012

Jabari Parker announcing here in a little bit a lot of signs point towards Duke along with my gut...We'll know soon enough

— Cavan Walsh (@cavwalsh) December 20, 2012

"@claydade: @milesreyrey3 where do you think Jabari's going?" I don't think anyone knows but himself, fam and maybe his team. I'm not sure

— Miles Reynolds (@MilesReyRey3) December 20, 2012

T-minus two hours before Jabari Parker's decision detonates.

— Ben Strauss (@bstrauss1) December 20, 2012