Highlighted by National Junior of the Year
of Simeon (Chicago)
, MaxPreps presents the 2011-12 Boys Basketball Junior All-American Team.
Parker, a 6-foot-8 small forward, hails from the same school that produced Derrick Rose and is compiling a resume that compares favorably with the NBA All-Star. He's a three-time state champion and regarded as the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2013 by MaxPreps.
Simeon is 87-12 since Parker arrived as a freshman and a strong candidate for high school basketball's No. 1 national preseason ranking in 2012-13.
Selections are based on statistics, team success and local, regional and state honors from the recently completed season.
Aaron Gordon, Archbishop Mitty (San Jose, Calif.)6-8 | 215 | Forward
Athletic and versatile forward fought off mononucleosis to average 22.9 points and 12.8 rebounds per game, pushing Mitty to its second-straight Division II state title.Aaron Harrison, Fort Bend Travis (Richmond, Texas)6-5 | 210 | Guard
Class 5A District 23 MVP posted 18.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game, teaming with twin brother Andrew to lead Tigers to the state championship game.Andrew Harrison, Fort Bend Travis (Richmond, Texas)6-5 | 205 | Guard
Added 12.3 points, 6 assists and 4.9 rebounds per game to brother's totals. At least one prominent national analyst believes he is the top prospect in the class.MAXPREPS NATIONAL JUNIOR OF THE YEARJabari Parker, Simeon (Chicago)6-8 | 215 | Forward
Nation's top junior already owns three Class 4A titles, produced 19.5 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game.Julius Randle, Prestonwood Christian (Plano, Texas)6-9 | 240 | Forward
MVP of the prestigious City of Palms Classic in December, rugged and explosive forward pushed PCA to state title with 21 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.