Simeon junior basketball player Jabari Parker has high expectations. The country’s No. 1 recruit graces the cover of Sports Illustrated this week and is being called the “best since LeBron”. Even with all the talent in the world, the star on the rise has a difficult decision to make because of his religious beliefs. The Sun Times has the story:

If Simeon junior Jabari Parker wasn’t feeling the pressure of being the No. 1 basketball recruit in the country, he might now.

Not only has Sports Illustrated placed the hoops prodigy on its cover this week, but they call Parker “the best high school player since LeBron James.”

The cover story takes an indepth look at Parker’s Mormon faith. Writer Jeff Benedict, who is also Mormon, reports that Parker might have to make a choice between the NBA or a faith-spreading mission after his freshman year of college.

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