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Top recruit Jabari Parker doesn't plan to sign early

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Jabari Parker is one of Duke's top targets. Credit: AP

The wait is on.

Per ESPN Chicago, Jabari Parker, considered the top 2013 basketball recruit, is not planning on committing during the early signing period. If Parker doesn't sign with a school during the Nov. 14-21 window, he will have to wait until at least April 17 to make any commitment official.

"I would like for him to commit and sign in one day," Parker's father Sonny Parker told ESPN Chicago. "He's doing this thing on his own, and I just have to support him. From what I'm hearing (from him), he's going to commit probably in December."

Now, Parker couldn't commit and sign if he isn't making up his mind in December (after early signing, the next window is April 17-May 15), but you get the idea: as of now, Parker isn't planning on making his decision in November. 

Parker has set all five of his official visits: Michigan State (Oct. 19-21), Duke (Oct. 26-28), Florida (Nov. 2-4), Stanford (Nov. 9-11) and BYU (Nov. 16-20). Earlier this month, Parker cut his list of schools from 10 to five, eliminating North Carolina and Kentucky in the process. 

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About the blogger

Laura Keeley is the Duke beat writer for the News & Observer. Follow her on Twitter @laurakeeley