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Former Duke Star Jabari Parker Says He'd Recommend Chicago Players "Straight To Michigan State"

Jabari Parker being interviewed.

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Jabari Parker, a Chicago native, attended Duke for his one year of collegiate basketball before heading to the NBA. But the Blue Devils aren't the only squad that Parker recommends top stars from his home city take a look at. 

This week, Parker, at Lansing's Moneyball Pro-Am, told reporters at the Lansing State Journal that he has a great relationship with Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo, and he's "recommend" Chicago's stars to head "straight to Michigan State." Here's video:


No, we don't think Parker is suggesting that he wishes he'd gone to Michigan State over Duke. But it's still interesting to hear a player helping recruit for a school other than his alma mater.