Jabari to the Jazz? Fans react to Parker's announcement to enter NBA draft
Gerry Broome, AP
Now that Jabari Parker has declared his intent to enter the 2014 NBA draft, the speculation begins: Could he end up with the Utah Jazz?
The 6-foot-8 Duke forward announced his decision via a first-person account with Sports Illustrated Thursday morning, joining other freshmen like Kansas' Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid, Indiana's Noah Vonleh and Arizona's Aaron Gordon in jumping to the pros this year after one college season.
Fans turned to social media to share their thoughts on the 19-year-old Parker, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, making the decision to join the NBA. The Jazz finished their season Wednesday night, ending the year tied with the Boston Celtics for the fourth-worst record in the league, meaning Utah could have a shot at selecting Parker in the June 26 draft.
Here's a look at some of the fan reactions to the news:
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