Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft
Jabari Parker is moving on to the NBA after one season at Duke, according to Sports Illustrated.
Parker is expected to be a top-three pick in NBA draft in June. He averaged 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds en route to earning first team All-American honors.
Parker is a 6-foot-8 forward from Chicago and was the best freshman in the country this past season. He averaged 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds, helping lead Duke to a 26-9 record.
“Ultimately, I boiled my decision down to two simple questions,” he wrote in Sports Illustrated.
“Which environment — college or the NBA — offers me the best opportunity to grow as a basketball player?
Which environment — college or the NBA — offers me the best opportunity to grow and develop off the court?
The answer to both questions is undeniably the NBA.”
Read more: Sports Illustrated