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Jabari Parker appears on Good Morning America

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Jabari Parker appears on Good Morning America

By Danny Moran
CSNChicago.com

Jabari Parker has become a national figure since the Simeon forward graced the cover of Sports Illustrated one month ago. His celebrity status will continue to grow after appearing in a pre-taped interview with Katie Couric on Good Morning America, which aired on Thursday.

The interview occurred in New York before the cover's release and focused heavily on the three-time state champions Mormon faith and how it will affect his draft status in two years. Mormons are expected to make a two-year mission trip after turning 19, which is when he will be eligible for the NBA Draft.

But Parker, who will be a senior this coming season, also commented on the college recruitment process.

Im looking at almost every school right now, he said, emphasizing, Theyre not just looking at me, Im looking at them.

Parker has received offers from the top basketball programs in the country including Duke, Kentucky, Michigan State and North Carolina.

Cubs Talk Podcast: Manny Machado’s value and other Cubs offseason wish list items

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USA TODAY

Cubs Talk Podcast: Manny Machado’s value and other Cubs offseason wish list items

Did Manny Machado’s value take a hit at all after he openly admitted hustling isn’t his “cup of tea”? Our Cubs team (David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Tony Andracki, Jeff Nelson) debate that, plus the potential fit of Machado or Bryce Harper for the 2019 Cubs and beyond.

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The crew also runs down the top items on the Cubs’ offseason wish list – ranging from bullpen help to infield depth to a set leadoff hitter – in what may be the most impactful winter in Theo Epstein’s tenure in Chicago.

Listen to the podcast here or via the embedded player below:

Bulls Talk Podcast: Getting to know the Bulls Outsiders team; bold predictions for this season

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NBC Sports Chicago

Bulls Talk Podcast: Getting to know the Bulls Outsiders team; bold predictions for this season

On this edition of the Bulls Talk podcast, the Bulls Outsiders team of Matt Peck, David Watson, and John Sabine join Kevin Anderson to talk about the series premier of ‘Bulls Outsiders’ Thursday night. Hear about how the show came together and what they are hoping to bring to the Bulls fanbase this season. They’ll also share their bold predictions for the season including two potential end-of-season award winners from this roster.

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below: