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Top recruit Parker to visit BYU

Published October 5, 2012 10:05 pm

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college basketball • Top high school recruit Jabari Parker plans to make official visits to Duke, Florida, Michigan State, Stanford and BYU. His father, Sonny Parker, told The Associated Press that no other schools are in the running.

"He is going to take all those five visits and then he'll decide," he said.

Sonny Parker wasn't sure of the exact dates, although he did say Jabari will visit Duke at the end of the month and Florida in the first week of November.

A 6-foot-8 forward, Jabari Parker is one of the most prized recruits to come along in recent years. He received the Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year after leading Chicago's Simeon High School to its third straight state championship while averaging 19.5 points and 8.9 rebounds as a junior.

Jabari Parker is a Mormon, just like his mother, Lola Parker .

Murray reaches Japan Open semis

TENNIS • Defending champion Andy Murray moved into the semifinals of the Japan Open with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory over seventh-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland on Friday in Tokyo.

The top-seeded Murray, the U.S. Open and Olympic champion, will play sixth-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada in the semifinals Saturday. Raonic outlasted third-seeded Janko Tipsarevic 6-7 (5), 6-2, 7-6 (7) in a match that took nearly 2 hours, 45 minutes.

In the other quarterfinals, eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat second-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic 7-5, 6-4, and Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus topped Dmitry Tursunov of Russia 6-2, 6-4.

From wire reports