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Jabari to the Jazz? Fans react to Parker's announcement to enter NBA draft

Published: Friday, July 3 2015 6:31 p.m. MDT

Duke's Jabari Parker, right, drives past Virginia's Justin Anderson, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, March 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (Gerry Broome, AP) Duke's Jabari Parker, right, drives past Virginia's Justin Anderson, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, March 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) (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:

Duke's Jabari Parker (1) looks up for a rebound against North Carolina State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) (Bob Leverone, AP) Duke's Jabari Parker (1) looks up for a rebound against North Carolina State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) (Bob Leverone, AP)

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