Jabari Parker open to John Groce

Updated: March 29, 2012, 2:40 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

The father of Jabari Parker, who is the nation's top-ranked junior out of Chicago's Simeon Career Academy, said Thursday that new Illinois coach John Groce was welcome to recruit his son, but time was running out.

Parker, a 6-foot-8 forward, had a relationship with former Illinois coach Bruce Weber dating to when Parker attended Illinois' basketball camps in grade school, and the Illini were involved in Parker's recruitment. Parker's father, Sonny, said he didn't know Groce and had yet ...

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