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 November. Prior to Tuesday night, Parker had been torching defenses with one of the most advanced perimeter-scoring arsenals we've seen from any prospect since Kevin Durant. However, against Michigan, Parker set up shop a little closer to the rim. t's not unfamiliar territory for Parker, who's shown a comfort level in the post since his junior year in high school. Still, this was the first time all year that the majority of his offensive touches came with his back to the rim. And though it didn't result in an inflated stat line or many highlights for the mixtape, it's a dimension of his game that should play to his NBA versatility. You won't find many 18-year-old prospects who can shake and bake in the post. They're even tough to find in the pros nowadays. Fadeaways, spin moves, swoops into the lane—Parker can make unguardable shots in the post whenever he's single covered.
Jabari Parker's Post Game Makes Him Most Complete 2014 NBA Draft Prospect
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