Parker helps Simeon clobber United Township

Parker helps Simeon clobber United Township
December 28, 2012, 5:06 am
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By Michael O'Brien
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All the tournament passes are sold out for the Pontiac Holiday Tournament, and the stands are packed to the rafters with walk-up buyers.

Most of the crowd was there to see Sports Illustrated cover subject Jabari Parker, and the Simeon senior lived up to billing in a first-round game on Thursday.

The Duke recruit scored 20 points and handed out five assists. He looked healthy for the first time this season, leading the Wolverines to a 77-20 win over East Moline.

For the first time I felt like I helped the team out, Parker said. The other games I felt like I was just out there.

Kendrick Nunn scored 13, and Russell Woods added 12 for the Wolverines (6-1).

Parker started looking healthier a couple days ago, Simeon coach Robert Smith said. You can look at him and tell he has lost the weight. Thats huge.