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There's a noteworthy piece on one of the Scout.com websites today about the recruitment of Jabari Parker, widely considered to be the No. 1 basketball prospect in the country from the class of 2013. Parker will be a junior this year, and is a BYU recruiting target because he is LDS. Parker told Brian Snow, a national recruiting analyst for Scout.com, that he isn't just considering BYU due to his LDS faith. It's a basketball-related decision, he said. "I just saw Jimmer [Fredette] and how he did out there and how he played. Why not consider one of those schools," he said. "I also saw San Diego State and Kawhi Leonard and he was a first-round pick as well, so I just figured I might as well look at a school like BYU." Parker told Snow he won't make a decision until his senior year. "I will focus on it during my senior year, but there is no reason to really focus on it too much right now," he said.Speaking of college basketball recruiting, several changes are coming to NCAA recruiting rules, according to this piece. Also, we detailed on our recruiting blog here how BYU missed out on Arizona senior Calaen Robinson, who has committed to Arizona State. Robinson received a scholarship offer from BYU, according to a source, but is not LDS (as I erroneously reported on Twitter).