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Jabari Parker, Reimer the McD's players of year

Published: Monday, March 18, 2013 2:11 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013 2:15 p.m. CDT
Chicago Simeon's Jabari Parker hugs head coach Robert Smith after winning the IHSA Class 4A state high school basketball championship over Lincolnshire Stevenson at Carver Arena in Peoria, Ill., March 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Journal Star, Ron Johnson)

CHICAGO (AP) — Four-time Illinois state champion Jabari Parker and Indiana standout Taya Reimer have been picked as the national prep basketball players of the year.

The award, named for legendary Maryland high school coach Morgan Wooten, is awarded annually to the top male and female McDonald's All-American players. It was announced Monday.

Parker, a 6-foot-8 star from Chicago Simeon, has verbally committed to attend Duke next year.

Reimer, an all-state forward from Hamilton (Ind.) Southeastern, played on a gold medal U.S. Under-17 World Championship team. She is expected to play for Notre Dame.

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