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The 2014 NBA draft tracker: Jabari Parker continues to shine as others have ups and downs

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  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Dec. 30, 2013 4:27 p.m.

    @Herbert - but he may tranfer to byu after his mission (IF). I can dream but I usually don't dream that way.

  • Sneaky Jimmy Bay Area, CA
    Dec. 30, 2013 3:10 p.m.

    I don't see any of these guys as hall of fame types. There is no one of Lebron, Duncan, Nowitski "cant miss" players.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Dec. 30, 2013 11:06 a.m.

    You mean he's not going to play for BYU next year? Dang it!

  • JBQ Saint Louis, MO
    Dec. 30, 2013 9:08 a.m.

    Most of these young men are freshmen. That means that they are 18 years old. There are a lot of things going on in the psyche of an 18 year old male. There are lots of ups and downs physically as well as emotionally. In many cases, they are still boys in men's bodies. That is why stars such as Kareem Abdul Jabbar still believe in making freshmen ineligible in order to acclimate to academic life. Good luck on that one with all of the money involved for everyone concerned. I saw Julius Randle play for Kentucky against Louisville and he was absolutely at the top of his game. It would appear that you have to look at potential and then "throw the dice". That is the reason for psych evaluations. So far, the Jazz have been very fortunate with the caliber of character in their young players. In the NBA, winning doesn't always equate with character unfortunately. LeBron James with all of his immense talent thankfully has a great level of character. Until his emergence, the NBA was in danger of imploding after Michael Jordan. After all, it is only a game but a great influence on society.

  • Brent T. Aurora CO Aurora, CO
    Dec. 29, 2013 7:04 p.m.

    Actually PM Smith Jabari both stated when he entered Duke that he had not decided one way or the other (but was leaning towards going, says he really wants to) AND had Coach K make clear that if he chose to do so he would be supported in this decision (which Coach K did; not a stretch given players in the ACC who 1 and done, or 2 and done... 1 and gone and then returned would fly fine).

    And yes, I think he'll go.

  • morpunkt Glendora, CA
    Dec. 29, 2013 6:33 p.m.

    The impending NBA contract money will be climbing even higher for Jabari in the next few months. Wow.

  • PMSmith SANDY, UT
    Dec. 28, 2013 8:27 p.m.

    He's not going on a mission - he made that clear when he entered college and passed up on mission u in provo!!

    Look for him in the NBA next year.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Dec. 28, 2013 1:39 p.m.

    Jazz may not get the top draft choice when comes to Lotter Time. Will Jabari be available when draft come? Well, it depends, he might stay another year at Duke or he could go on a mission. I am not saying he should go on a mission but it is possible which is up to him and up stairs.

    Man, imagine if he had chose to play at BYU, yeah I can dream on.