ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- The Milwaukee Bucks have added the biggest piece to their rebuilding project to date, selecting Duke forward Jabari Parker with the No. 2 overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft.
Milwaukee's decision to take Parker became easier when the Cleveland Cavaliers made Kansas guard Andrew Wiggins the top pick in the draft, as the Bucks decided against trading back and took the highly coveted Parker.
Parker averaged 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game in his lone season for Duke, earning ACC Freshman of the Year honors and finishing second in the voting for ACC Player of the Year. The 6-foot-8 forward was named a first-team All-American by numerous outlets and was the USBWA National Freshman of the Year.
The Chicago native is expected to immediately make an impact with the Bucks, as his offensive skill set should allow him to step in and contribute on that end of the floor from the beginning.
Parker predicted he would end up with the Bucks at his pre-draft interviews Wed...