Kentucky target Jabari Parker gives eighth-grade commencement address

Jabari Parker (Mark L. Baer, US Presswire)
Jabari Parker (Mark L. Baer, US Presswire)

A 17-year-old Mormon was an unlikely selection as a guest speaker for a Catholic school’s eighth-grade commencement ceremony, but students and parents at St. Sabina Academy in the Gresham neighborhood said the choice was a slam dunk.  is Chicago’s latest shining star of high school basketball, having been pictured last month on the cover of Sports Illustrated, which called him “the best high school player since LeBron James.”   The Rev. Michael Pflegersaid Parker was not chosen because he’s a star athlete, but “because he’s a star person.”

 

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