CHICAGO -

Prized prospect Jabari Parker of Chicago's Simeon Career Academy, one of the most highly touted recruits in years, is headed to Duke

With a national TV audience watching, he announced his decision at a news conference Thursday at his high school.

Parker can't sign his letter of intent until April 17, but he made his intentions clear with one highly anticipated oral commitment.

Michigan State, Florida, Stanford and Brigham Young also made his top five, but he chose to play for Mike Krzyzewski for at least a year before making what many believe will ultimately be a jump to the NBA.