Jabari Parker RUMORS & NEWS

Jabari Parker

Position SF
Height 6'8"
Weight 220 lbs
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois
Current Team Duke
  • Freshman Parker leaving Duke to enter draft

    ESPN.com "Duke Blue Devils freshman Jabari Parker is passing up his final three years of eligibility to enter the NBA draft. The 6-foot-8 Parker, a consensus first team All-America selection, joins Corey Maggette, Luol Deng, Kyrie Irving and Austin Rivers as Blue Devil freshmen to enter the draft after..." April 18

  • Jabari Parker would be top pick in 2015 if he returned to Duke

    Fansided "There is a lot of debate about what Duke freshman Jabari Parker should and will do this offseason when it comes to declaring for the NBA Draft or returning for another year with Coach K at Duke. Paker is projected to be one of the top picks in the draft this year but if he decides to stay another..." April 17

  • Duke’s Jabari Parker will make 2014 NBA Draft decision on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker was honored with the Wayman Tisdale Award as college basketball’s top freshman on Monday, but the 6-foot-8 forward will also decide on his future this week, according to a report from the AP. Parker — in Oklahoma City to accept the Tisdale Award — told the AP..." April 15

  • Jabari Parker says he is unsure of going pro, will meet with Coach K

    ESPN.com "Duke freshman star Jabari Parker said Friday he still hasn't decided whether he will enter the NBA draft and will meet with coach Mike Krzyzewski next week to discuss his situation. Parker, who is ranked as the No. 2 draft prospect by ESPN.com's Chad Ford, said he has ruled out going on a..." April 12

  • Several scouts believe Jabari Parker will return to Duke

    Sporting News "Duke forward Jabari Parker — projected as the No. 1 pick by Sporting News — will be a surefire lottery pick if he chooses to enter the NBA draft. But that may not be enough for Parker, who is considering a second collegiate season, according to Chad Ford of ESPN.com (via Real GM). Multiple NBA..." April 02

  • Jerryd Bayless: Wiggins, Parker can ‘learn just as well’ in NBA

    Boston Globe "Celtics guard Jerryd Bayless, who is taking part in a Boys & Girls Club charity event sponsored by Nesquick (details below), answered questions for Boston.com on the adjustment from college to the NBA for this year’s top draft prospects and on a difficult Celtics season. Question: You went to..." March 25

  • Jabari Parker won’t go later than third

    Fansided "Although Duke Blue Devils’ forward Jabari Parker referred to his career as “incomplete” and has a close friend, the top overall recruit in the class of 2014, 6-10, 265-pound center Jahlil Okafor, making his way to Duke in the fall, most analysts still expect Parker to declare for the..." March 23

  • Duke's Parker hasn't made stay-or-go call

    ESPN.com "This could be it for Jabari Parker at Duke. His final game at Cameron Indoor Stadium could come Saturday night when No. 4 Duke hosts rival North Carolina -- if the freshman phenom jumps to the NBA after the season, as most outsiders always assumed he would do. Parker insists he still hasn't..." March 07

  • Sixers like Andrew Wiggins more than Jabari Parker?

    Newark Star-Ledger "With the Sixers at 15-39, the guessing game on who they will take in the upcoming draft has already begun. While that is just what it is -- guessing -- Chad Ford of ESPN recently offered his take on who he thinks the Sixers like more out of the two stellar freshman, Dukes' Jabari Parker and..." February 13

  • Close friends Jahlil Okafor and Jabari Parker aren't thinking about next year just yet

    SB Nation "There's something unjust about a nimble, highly-skilled giant like Jahlil Okafor going to work at the high school level. As Okafor's Whitney Young team wrapped up a conference championship with a 70-45 demolishing of North Lawndale Monday night, the 6'11, 275-pound behemoth displayed the full..." February 05

  • Jabari Parker is a great scorer, but must improve elsewhere

    SB Nation "There's no question that Jabari Parker is will immediately be one of the NBA's top scorers once he goes pro, but to become a true superstar, he must improve the rest of his game. Mike Krzyzewski has learned a lot from his time as the national team coach, as you can see that in how Duke plays...." January 31

  • NBA executives increasingly believe Jabari Parker will remain at Duke another season

    Pro Basketball Talk "Andre Wiggins hasn’t been quite as good as many hoped at Kansas, but that doesn’t significantly diminish the 2014 NBA Draft. This beauty of the upcoming draft – and the reason so many teams are tanking – is how strong and deep it is at the top. The team with the NBA’s worst record gets just a..." January 21

  • Report: Duke Freshman Jabari Parker May Return For Sophomore Season

    NESN "The quality of the 2014 NBA draft has been one of the most popular storylines of the 2013-14 season with so many teams doing their best to position themselves for the best chance at winning the draft lottery in May. Entering Monday’s action, almost two thirds of the league (19 of 30 teams) had..." January 21

  • What’s behind Jabari Parker’s recent slump

    College Basketball Talk "What in the world has happened to Jabari Parker? Three weeks ago, he was being hailed as the best offensive weapon in the history of college basketball. Ok, that may be overstating it just a bit, but there really wasn’t much that Parker wasn’t doing on the offensive end of the floor. Put a..." January 17

  • NBA Wakes to Find Andrew Wiggins and Entire Class of '14 Aren't All That

    Forbes.com "Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins isn’t just a rising star. There’s a mystique around the 18-year-old from Toronto with the hops, mix tapes and world-wide following, already on the radar screen of the commercial interests seeking the next big thing–perhaps in the guise of a “Canadian..." January 13

  • Wayman Tisdale Watch: Marcus Foster wins award, Parker still No. 1

    CBSSports.com "You might notice a bit of a change in our Freshman Watch column this season. We have teamed up with the Wayman Tisdale Award, and so our Freshman of the Week is now the Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week. And our Freshman of the Year rankings are now the Wayman Tisdale Award Watch. What..." January 07

  • Duke’s Jabari Parker doesn’t back away from Carmelo Anthony comparison

    Pro Basketball Talk "We had Rob Dauster of NBC’s CollegeBasketballTalk on the PBT Podcast recently and when the topic of Jabari Parker came up Dauster mentioned Carmelo Anthony — a polished scorer with the ability to play the four, score inside, or stretch the floor out to the arc. Dauster isn’t the only one to say..." December 21

  • As of this day who would you take? Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins?

    FanIQ "I am the same age as both of these young and very talented prospects. I have been watching Jabari ever since he was a freshmen and Andrew Wiggins for about two years. When you watch both of these guys you can't help but think to yourself on how good these two can be. Andrew Wiggins, a Canadian who..." December 18

  • 2014 NBA draft Big Board 4.0

    ESPN.com "The 2014 NBA draft continues to look better and better by the week. At this point there are six players getting serious looks as a potential No. 1 pick. The freshman class is particularly strong. Seven players in our top 10 and 11 in our top 20 are in their first year. In other words, not only..." December 17

  • Parker ‘a franchise player’ in NBA?

    USA Today "To 8-year-old Jabari Parker, everything looked like a basketball court. Sometimes, he played in actual gyms, like the one he and his brother loved at the Mormon church in Hyde Park. Or he'd play elsewhere with some of the kids his father coached. But by far the most convenient place for..." December 11

  • Jabari Parker's Post Game Makes Him Most Complete 2014 NBA Draft Prospect

    Bleacher Report "It was just another day at the office for Jabari Parker in Duke's 79-69 win over Michigan. Only Parker sat at a different desk for this one. He finished with 15 points on 7-of-14 shooting, but his offensive production wasn't a result of pretty step-backs or confident pull-ups like we saw in..." December 04

  • Prospect Watch: Parker the most NBA-ready pick?

    SI.com "Before Andrew Wiggins was anointed "the best high school player since LeBron," that title was reserved for Jabari Parker, who gained national fame for his performances at Chicago's Simeon Academy. For all of the great players to play at Duke under Mike Krzyzewski, it's not hyperbole to suggest..." December 02

  • NBA Draft Prospects: Week In Review

    Right Down Euclid Ave "It’s never too early to talk NBA Draft, especially with a projected class as deep and talented as the 2014 group. Every Sunday, I’ll take a look at how college basketball’s premier talents performed during the past week and see how that impacted their NBA prospects. ESPN draft guru Chad Ford’s..." December 02

  • Prospect Watch: Smart stealing spotlight, defying comparison

    SI.com "Marcus Smart stole headlines this summer when he announced he would return to Stillwater, Okla., for his sophomore season despite being a presumptive top-five pick. Play to your strengths, right? The pilfering Smart is averaging more than four steals per game this season while also..." November 26

  • Talking college basketball prospects and must-watch games

    Orlando Pinstriped Post "The college basketball season well underway and Orlando Pinstriped Post is here to tell you what's going on, what games to watch, and which players you should keep your eyes on. So... about these freshmen, huh? They're pretty good. In fact, they're more than "pretty good." They are exactly..." November 26

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Can't get enough of watching Jabari Parker play. Relentless, skilled, big plays.Vet NBA asst. GM said he keeps solidifying No. 1 pick status

  • CBSSports.com Freshman of the Week: Jabari Parker, Duke

    CBSSports.com "We're going to have arguments all season long in which we compare Jabari Parker, Julius Randle and Andrew Wiggins. But I'm guessing this week was the final time I will argue Parker against . . . Marcus Foster. Foster, a 6-foot-2 guard from Kansas State, had a huge week for the Wildcats. First,..." November 19

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Kevin Durant called Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins: "1A and 1b." KD called Parker "the real deal" and Wiggins a future AllStar & HOFer.

  • Jabari Parker dazzles national audience, but still a step behind Andrew Wiggins

    College Basketball Talk "Jabari Parker seemed distracted as he wandered the nearly empty United Center hallway to the team bus after Duke’s 94-83 loss to Kansas in the second game of Tuesday night’s State Farm Champions Classic. You could hardly blame Parker for seeming out of it. The 6-foot-9 freshman phenom created a..." November 13

  • Jabari Parker, Julius Randle or Andrew Wiggins? All three are amazing

    SI.com "There are so many ways to sum up Jabari Parker's amazing night here. He outplayed Kansas's Andrew Wiggins, the most hyped freshman in many years. He outshined Kentucky's Julius Randle, a contender for the No. 1 pick in the next NBA draft. His Duke coach, Mike Krzyzewski, said Parker was..." November 13

  • Andrew Wiggins, class of freshmen are special

    ESPN.com "This isn't a normal class of freshmen. Julius Randle nearly single-handedly lifted No. 2 Michigan State past No. 1 Kentucky before eventually succumbing to the experience of a Spartans team that knew how to handle late-game situations in early November a tad better. In the second game of the..." November 13

  • Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker deliver show to remember on college basketball's big stage

    Yahoo! Sports "On Monday, Lola Parker was thinking this Duke-Kansas matchup in the United Center was just another game. Then the mayor of Chicago called. "Tell Jabari, 'Welcome home, true son,' " Rahm Emanuel told Lola. When she hung up the phone, it dawned on her. "Oh, this might be a little..." November 13

  • Wiggins, Parker, Randle all live up to expectations on big stage

    CBSSports.com "Julius Randle had already posted 27 points and 13 rebounds against a team that'll be ranked No. 1 in next week's Associated Press poll by the time Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker took the floor. So the so-called bar was set ridiculously high, and even the strongest of believers had to wonder..." November 13

  • Wiggins, Randle and Parker impress in their college debuts

    SB Nation "College basketball fans won't remember Friday's slate of season-opening games because of last-minute drama or a controversial call by referees. Those things didn't really happen. But even if they did, last night would still be remembered for the debut of a group of freshmen unrivaled in the..." November 09

  • 2014 NBA Draft: Ranking the Top 10 Prospects Right Now

    Rant Sports "With the 2013-14 NBA season underway there is no doubt that basketball is back, in turn filling a void that has been left in many fans hearts since the Miami Heat won the NBA Finals on June 20. The new season offers a number of interesting storylines, ranging from the return of Derrick Rose and..." November 06

  • The Most Tank-Worthy 2014 NBA Draft Prospects Not Named Wiggins

    Bleacher Report "Most of the hype surrounding the 2014 NBA draft is focused on the exceptionally gifted, once-in-a-decade prospect Andrew Wiggins. He deserves top-pick attention and is certainly poised to be a franchise changer, but the reality is only one tanking club is going to get him. Fortunately, for..." November 06

  • Gordon, Ennis, Parker, Wiggins, others named to Tisdale Watch List

    247 Sports "Arizona freshman forward Aaron Gordon has been named to the 10-man preseason watch list for the Integris Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award, presented annually by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). The USBWA has chosen a national freshman of the year since the..." November 04

  • Blue Devils’ Jabari Parker Puts On Show with Jahlil Okafor in Attendance

    Rant Sports "Jabari Parker and Jahlil Okafor go back a ways; they used to be AAU teammates and talk on the phone every so often. This weekend Parker got to put on a little show for Okafor, top ranked point guard Tyus Jones, and Justise Winslow. The trio made a visit this weekend, and the Duke football team was..." October 31

  • For new-look Blue Devils, it's full speed ahead

    USA Today "One Duke freshman says he arrived on campus here this summer so ill-prepared for the Blue Devils' intensified strength and conditioning program he could not lift 185 pounds one time off his chest. He says he struggled initially with learning basketball plays because few positions were defined..." October 24

  • Jabari Parker impresses for Duke in scrimmage

    Newark Star-Ledger "Everybody is excited for the Sixers to tank for Andrew Wiggins- but there are plenty of other players in next year's draft considered franchise changers. Jabari Parker is one of them. Parker a 6-10 241 lb small forward from Duke put on a show in the team's scrimmage this past Friday. Parker..." October 24

  • Jabari Parker’s Practice Habits Are What Make Him

    Rant Sports "Jabari Parker has been living in the gym since a very young age; there was even that Sports Illustrated story that talked about how he fell asleep in the gym of his Latter Day Saint church. Apparently that was the first gym that Parker dunked in as well, which is both kind of remarkable and..." June 09

  • Basketball recruit Jabari Parker is officially coming to Duke

    Raleigh News & Observer "It’s official: Jabari Parker is coming to Duke. Parker, the No. 2 overall prospect in the class of 2013, committed to the Blue Devils on Dec. 20 during a special ESPNU broadcast of his decision. But he couldn’t sign until the spring, and he signed his binding letter of intent Wednesday at..." May 06

  • Duke, Jabari Parker make it official

    USA Today "Top recruit Jabari Parker has signed his letter of intent to play basketball at Duke. The school announced Parker's signing Thursday — more than four months after he picked the Blue Devils over Michigan State, Florida, Stanford and Brigham Young during a nationally televised ceremony in..." May 06

  • Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker Would Up the Ante of Duke-UNC Rivalry

    Rant Sports "As we wait for Andrew Wiggins to decide, the spectre of possibly upping the UNC Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils rivalry looms in the room. It is a heated enough rivalry as it is, but having two players of that quality, Wiggins and Jabari Parker, going to head to head would be quite a sight to see..." May 06

2014 NBA Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Bucks Andrew Wiggins Kansas
2 76ers Joel Embiid Kansas
3 Magic Jabari Parker Duke
4 Jazz Julius Randle Kentucky
5 Celtics Dante Exum Australian Institute of Sport
6 Lakers Marcus Smart Oklahoma St.
7 Kings Noah Vonleh Indiana
8 Pistons Aaron Gordon Arizona
9 Cavaliers Kyle Anderson UCLA
10 Pelicans Doug McDermott Creighton


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