Jabari Parker is already at a very impressive point in his game. That’s sounds normal, right? The scary thing is that he hasn’t played one second of College Basketball.
Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog and Sny.tv initially wrote his article about Parker’s impressive performance at the Kevin Durant Skills Academy. There were a couple parts of that article that stuck out to me.
Comments made by a veteran NBA scout that saw Parker in action:
“He has a great understanding of how to play,” one veteran NBA scout in attendance told SNY.tv. “He has great offensive intelligence and had a very good three days at Kevin Durant’s camp.”
“Jabari’s draft stock is very high,” the scout said. “He’s very well thought of. A lot of it will be decided by his play at Duke.”
I’ve repeatedly stated this comment since Parker committed: “He will be a star”. And guess what? I’m going to proudly say that again. Parker has the size and uber-athleticism that a typical NBA small forward possesses. Above that, he is just as good off the court. Unlike some particular in-state players that play for our rival school. Sorry I had to.
On a completely serious note, I do expect Parker to become a major contributor for Coach K’s Blue Devils this upcoming season. He’s projected a top-5 pick for a reason, and there is no reason why his talent can’t shine at Duke. He will become a mentor under Coach K and should take his game to a whole other level.
What do you guys think? Can Parker become a Duke legend? Let us know in the comment section.