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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Parker, Okafor spark No. 1 debate

By Jon Greenberg

CHICAGO -- The pride of Simeon Career Academy surprised everyone last week with an early return to action.

No, no. Not that guy.

While Derrick Rose sprints, shoots and avoids speculation for his comeback date from knee surgery, Simeon senior forward Jabari Parker, the No. 2 recruit in the country, played in his team's season opener last week at the inaugural Chicago Elite Classic. Parker had missed nearly five months with a foot injury suffered in July while playing for Team USA's U17 team in in the FIBA championships in Lithuania.

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