Jabari Parker is going to the league. But not before a huge blowout game in front of the Cameron Crazies!
Last night, the Duke Blue Devils and the UNC Tar Heels took the court for the second time this season. In the first matchup, the Tar Heels took home a victory but on the campus of Duke University, Jabari and teammate Rodney Hood were not about to let a loss accumulate.
Parker and Hood combined for 54 of Duke’s 93 points where the other 3 starters only contributed a combined 10 points.
Parker who finished Saturday’s contest with 30 points and 11 rebounds is clearly the most consistent of the freshman three (Andrew Wiggins and Julius Randle). Parker is averaging 19.2 ppg and 9 rebounds. He can shoot from the field and from the three and has no problem taking it to the rack and drawing the foul.
I’ve been saying all season how I love to watch Jabari play and last night solidified why. Now it’s just a question of - where he be this time next year?
Honestly, I think he should stay. I wish he wasn’t at Duke but hey, it is what it is. I really hate that “go to school for one year and then leave” rule because of stuff like this.
But to keep it on a basketball level and not be the dork I really am, Jabari could benefit an extreme amount from staying at Duke at least two years. Not that you can’t work on your shooting or what have you in the league but in high school and college you take the time to craft your game.
Anyway, we all know JP’s draft stock is sky high and we all know for starters he’s going some bum team, we’ll see what happens after March Madness.
Speaking of which, Selection Sunday is coming! Which means I have to get ready for all day, all night basketball. Gotta love March Madness. Maybe I’ll have a bracket contest.