Sports Illustrated's May 21 issue features Parker on the cover and an impressive spread on the inside, with a story proclaiming Parker the "best high school basketball player since LeBron James" whose faith is more important to him than instant NBA stardom.
The story also quotes Parker as being conflicted as to whether he will embark on a two-year mission when he turns 19, like thousands of other Mormon men, including his older brother.
"When he came home from his mission, we talked a lot about it," Parker says. "I want to go. But I have doubts. The NBA is the biggest dream of basketball players, and I'm not different."