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Jabari Parker

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


  • Hookah

    who cares….Duke is getting the top incoming college prospect, so I am sure Jabari fears some less hype next year with a new up and comer to take his spotlight….Jabari is good, but obviously is not NBA material when he cant even lead his team to a conference title or March madness worth noting (Mercer Anybody). Parker will go high in the draft and end up being a JJ Reddick and turn out to be a scrub on a bench and gain numbers while playing the final few mins of a game.

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