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2014 NBA Draft Tracker: Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins are the real deal

Published: Monday, Nov. 11 2013 10:57 a.m. MST

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Team: Duke

Even after just one game, Parker has shown what the hype was all about.

Duke started its season Friday night, and Parker looked like anything but a freshman as the Blue Devils rolled the Davidson Wildcats 111-77. He looked like a natural fit in the Duke up-tempo offense and showed his all-around game from the start.

Parker is a silky-smooth wing who can do it all on the offensive end of the floor. He can score with his back to the basket and has a great touch in the face-up game. Parker can also be effective putting the ball on the floor and getting to the rim.

In his college debut, Parker finished the night with 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field, including 3-of-3 from beyond the 3-point arc. Parker also showed some skills on the glass by registering six rebounds. He also tallied two assists and a block with only one turnover.
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SlopJ30
St Louis, MO

It's going to be hard for more than a couple of those Kentucky guys to stand out statistically unless they start playing with two basketballs. That's what I never really understood about blue-chippers joining already loaded classes -- if your goal is to stand out in your freshman year and make yourself more appealing to the NBA, joining a bunch of other guys with the same goal seems counter productive.

Jazz Source
Alpine, UT

@ Slopjoe30

Tell that to the Larry Johnson led unlv runnin rebels. Or Kentuckys draft class a couple of seasons ago.

Teams of players can stand out and demonstrate the ability to share the ball and play as a group.

TFUDD
SLC, UT

@slopJ30

That's what I thought until a few years ago. Remember when every starting player for Kentucky was drafted in the first round? They also had their freshmen backup center drafted as well.

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