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 made up his mind. "If I feel like there are things I could improve on or things I left, like during the season, then I will probably come back," Parker said. "A deciding factor is where I'm going to grow the most, whether it's in the NBA or even in college, the learning experiences that I need as far as [growing as] a basketball player." The Wooden Award finalist has been the most consistent player for the Blue Devils (23-7, 12-5 ACC). He's the conference's top rebounder, its No. 2 scorer and the highest-scoring freshman in school history with averages of 18.8 points and nine rebounds. He could become the first Duke freshman to lead the team in scoring and rebounding. "He's been a willing learner, and he's accepted coaching extremely well," coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "And so he's worked in concert with his coaching staff to become better. For any kid, that's the key to success. For a lot of guys who are really talented, they never learn that, and he has that." Duke senior Tyler Thornton was part of the same 2010 recruiting class as NBA All-Star Game MVP Kyrie Irving, and as a sophomore shared the backcourt with Austin Rivers, now with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Duke's Parker hasn't made stay-or-go call
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