A first-round exit to Mercer was not how Jabari Parker expected capping his freshman season at Duke.

And it's because of that shocking upset in the NCAA tournament that many are speculating that Parker, who's expected to be selected as one of the top picks in the NBA Draft, might opt to stay in Durham to make a run at a national championship.

Plus, Whitney Young senior forward Jahlil Okafor will be heading down to Duke next season, adding more incentive for Chicago native Parker to stay and make a run at a title with his former Public League foe.

It was Okafor who had to field a question about Parker's intent Tuesday at a press conference ahead of the McDonald's All-American Game.