Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Jabari Parker, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2013, is OK after suffering a hairline fracture of his left big toe and will be able to compete for the USA U17 team in the upcoming World Championship in Lithuania.
“Forty-eight hours ago he had a hairline fracture on his big toe and now it’s healed,” Sonny Parker, Jabari’s dad, told the Chicago Tribune on Friday afternoon. “That’s the power of prayer.”
Parker initially injured the toe during U17 practices in Colorado Springs, Colo., and X-rays revealed the fracture.
Sonny Parker wrote in Instagram that Jabari was “completely healed.”
Jabari Parker, the reigning Gatorade National Player of the Year, told SNY.tv that he planned to decide from among his list of 14 schools in November.
Duke and Michigan State are said to be the leaders.
“I’m on a setback not making as much progress as I should be [cutting his list] but I’m looking to make my choice in November,” he told SNY.tv.
“I want to do it for me because I want to get it over with before the season starts.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.