By Danny Moran
An MRI revealed Simeon forward and the nation's No. 1 recruit Jabari Parker has a fracture in his right foot, according to Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago.
The 6-foot-8 wing injured his foot while playing for Team USA at the FIBA U17 World Championship in Lithuania. It is not clear at what point during the tournament that Parker suffered the injury. He missed three of Team USA's eight games, including their semifinal victory over Spain, but played 14 minutes of their championship win over Australia. He averaged 12.6 points and 4.8 rebounds over his five games.
Whitney Young center Jahlil Okafor, who will be a junior this coming season, was named MVP of the tournament.
Parker is not expected to miss any of Simeon's regular season but he will be out for the remainder of the July evaluation period, in which college coaches can travel the country to evaluate top talent.
Parker said he hoped to make his decision in November in a recent interview with the Associated Press. He has narrowed his list of collge choices to 10 schools.
In the latest Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Jamal Mayers and Charlie Roumeliotis recap Corey Crawford’s season debut after missing nearly 10 months with a concussion.
Mayers talks about the Kitty system that Niklas Hjalmarsson and Vinnie Hinostroza probably dealt with in their returns to Chicago.
The guys also discuss what’s next for Crawford, the upcoming matchup against Artemi Panarin and the Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Blackhawks’ biggest areas for improvement.
Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below, and be sure to subscribe, rate us and write a review!
On this week’s Daily Line podcast, VSIN’s Sam Panayotovich joins Ryan McGuffey and Paul Aspan to take us inside the scene in Vegas as last week’s Bears-Dolphins line jumped from Bears -3.5 to Bears -7 on the news that Brock Osweiler would replace Ryan Tannehill (3:00). We look ahead to the Patriots (-2.5) at the Bears, discuss what kind of impact Khalil Mack’s injury could have on this week’s spread (6:30) and Sam gives us his best bets of the week (7:30). Joe Ostrowski of the Early Odds podcast also joins the show to discuss the how to get the best of the number (14:00) and whether home underdogs will stay hot. Plus, the guys make their picks for week 7 (18:00) and a quick thought on the Bulls over under. (32:00)
Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below: