ESPN: No LDS mission in '13 for Jabari Parker

by | Nov. 30, 2012

Saints & Sports

Chicago Simeon Career Academy forward Jabari Parker, the nation's No. 2 senior, said Friday he will attend college rather go on a Mormon mission next year and that two local schools could have been options if it wasn't for coaching changes.

Parker previously mentioned the possibility of going on a mission. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently lowered the minimum age for going on missions to 18. Parker could have bypassed college, gone on a two-year mission and entered the NBA draft. He dispelled that scenario Friday.

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