Jabari Parker: Mormonism keeps me focused

June 14, 2012 10:25:10 AM PDT
Most basketball fans around Chicago know Jabari Parker as one of the nation's top high school basketball talents. What many may not know is that Parker is Mormon and considering delaying hoops stardom for a two-year mission trip.

Parker told Sports Illustrated that, despite an almost certain shot at NBA fame and fortune, he wants to do a mission but still has some doubts.

Parker was named the 2012 Gatorade National Player of the Year despite being just a junior. He is also an outstanding student with a 3.7 grade point average.

Parker told ABC's Katie Couric his faith keeps him focused even though it takes some by surprise

Watch Katie's interview with Jabari Parker.


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