Hey there and Happy Holidays, Sparkeye.
So, the Big Ten didn't land hot shot basketball recruit Jabari Parker. Reportedly Tom Izzo at Michigan State wanted him badly. As an aside, I noticed that the kid's pop's name is Sonny Parker. Now that makes me feel ancient because it could be the same Sonny Parker I remember playing in the NBA 25 years ago. Here's a tidbit of trivia for you. If I am not mistaken, Sonny Parker was the first player, or maybe the first star player, from the old Southwest Conference to play in the NBA; Texas A&M or Texas Tech, as I recall.