After one year at Duke, former Illinois high school basketball phenom Jabari Parker on Thursday said he will enter the NBA Draft.
Parker is projected to be a top-three pick by most draft pundits.
Jabari Parker is ready-made for the NBA, so he needs to go to secure his future.
It’s no certainty that Parker is off to the pros.
By far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup is Dayton-Stanford. The 11 seed Flyers started Thursday’s madness by beating Ohio State 60-59.
Duke and Syracuse are out, but the college basketball world remains on its axis.
Chicago native Jabari Parker’s NCAA Tournament experience was one-and-done.
What were athletes thinking when they typed their first tweet?
In the major conferences, Florida completed an undefeated regular season in the SEC and Cincinnati and Louisville tied atop the American.
The player, college, and NBA have suffered greatly in quality of play and players. And for every Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett there has been a conga line of lost causes, teens who toiled in Europe or Asia or worse once their hoop dreams melted into memory.
Add baking to the list of Jabari Parker’s skills.
New commissioner Adam Silver reportedly is focused on revamping the minimum age limit for entering the draft.
Remarkably, for the third year in a row, the Windy City is home to the No. 1 high school basketball player in America, with rising Whitney Young senior Jahlil Okafor following in the large footsteps of prior Public League phenoms Jabari Parker (2013) and Anthony Davis (2012).
Fresh off his fourth high school basketball state title in as many years, Simeon standout Jabari Parker has been named the Morgan Wootten High School Player of the Year.
Simeon’s Jabari Parker will certainly be remembered for many things. The Duke commit was Illinois’ Mr. Basketball as a junior and will likely be that again in 2013. He was the National Player of the year as a junior and it would be hard to argue against him to repeat. He had his number 22 retired at the school while still playing.
It’s 2012, so when someone has something they need to say, they go to Twitter.
Simeon forward Jabari Parker verbally committed to Duke Thursday.
According to a report, the nation’s most highly-touted high school basketball prospect will announce his collegiate decision at a press conference on Dec. 20.
Back in July, after Simeon superstar Jabari Parker left the Illinois of his Top 10 list of potential college pitstops, I wrote that when it comes to basketball recruiting, second place truly is the first loser.
Illini fans should know not to get their hopes up that Jabari will indeed bring his road show to Champaign in 2013.