CHICAGO – Last summer, Lone Peak (Highland, Utah) combo guard Frank Jackson was contemplating two key decisions: Where he’d suit up in college and whether, as a Mormon, he’d serve a mission after high school.
He decided on Duke in early September and has also decided not to serve a mission.
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“I’m just gonna go straight to Duke,” said Jackson, who will run with the West in the McDonald’s All American Game Wednesday. “Missions are great, my sister just got back from her mission; but I prayed about it a ton and it was a decision between me and my heavenly father. I feel like I’m making the right decision by just going to school.”
Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker, who starred at Duke during the 2013-14 season, is also a Mormon and made the same decision to come straight to Durham, N.C.
“I pretty much had my mind made up about going straight to school around the time that I committed,” Jackson said. “My parents left it up to me to pray about it and come up with the best decision for me. I definitely have a peace about it and I’m looking forward to Duke.”
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