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Kentucky Sports Connection:
The Duke Blue Devils may open the 2014-15 college basketball season as the no. 1 team, but they’ve missed out on a chance to really distance themselves from other contenders. That’s because star freshman forward Jabari Parker is no longer staying in school after he announced his intention to enter the 2014 NBA Draft.
Here’s an excerpt of what he said today about leaving for the NBA:
I’ve been weighing this question for the past two years. After talking with my family, my local church leaders and a couple close friends I’m at peace with my decision to forego a mission for now and join the NBA. I don’t consider myself an exception to the rule. At this point in my life I know this is the right decision.
I want to follow in my father’s footsteps as a role model to youth, especially those kids who need the most help. My dad created the Sonny Parker Youth Foundation, which has helped countless boys — including me — develop into manhood and stay out of trouble.
I realize how much of a privilege and an honor it is to join the ranks of the NBA. I will do everything in my power to help deliver championships to the franchise that drafts me. At the same time, I recognize the obligation to represent the league in an admirable way off the court.
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Chicago Prep Sports – Jabari Parker is arguably the best high school basketball player ever from the City of Chicago. At Simeon he won four straight state titles in dominating fashion earning multiple national awards. Parker would go on to Duke University, where he had the best statistical freshmen season in Duke’s rich basketball history.
Jabari Parker is Going Pro
The wait is now over. Jabari Parker has officially declared for the 2014 NBA Draft. He announced his decision in an exclusive interview with Sports Illustrated. Here is the tweet that broke the news.
SI EXCLUSIVE: Jabari Parker explains his decision to enter the NBA draft http://t.co/S922HZFaM4 (via @SInowLIVE) pic.twitter.com/v6LJIDQ7sk
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 17,...
Duke’ forward Jabari Parker (right) could be the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA Draft – Mandatory Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
After just one season at Duke, forward Jabari Parker is NBA-bound.
According to ESPN.com, Parker is reportedly set to forego his sophomore year and enter the 2014 NBA Draft, where he’s expected to be selected within the top-three picks...
Is anyone surprised Jabari Parker would enter the 2014 NBA draft?After the year Parker had for Duke he was ready to go.Duke University has announced that Parker will forgo his college eligibility and entire the NBA Draft.Here's Parker explaining his decision. Thanks SI.comParker won the 2014 ACC Freshman of the Year award averaging 19.7 points per game, second in the ACC in...
College basketball standout Jabari Parker has decided to enter the 2014 NBA draft. Previously undecided, Parker revealed his decision in an interview with Sports Illustrated:
Parker averaged 19.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 steals in one year with the Duke Blue Devils. He is projected to be a top-three pick in the NBA draft.
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In what was a widely expected move, Duke All American forward Jabari Parker has made intentions clear that he will enter the 2014 NBA Draft.
Parker released his statement via Sports Illustrated.
I’ve been weighing this question for the past two years. After talking with my family, my local church leaders and a couple close friends I’m at peace with my decision to forego a mission...
Duke’s Jabari Parker declared for the NBA Draft today, using an article he wrote for Sports Illustrated to do so. While I suppose I can’t blame someone for writing in Sports Illustrated when given the chance (and Duke’s basketball banquet was last night, so I can’t blame him for not doing it there) it does seem self-serving to announce it this way. I don’t think Andrew...
Jabari Parker announced today that he is declaring for the NBA draft The announcement should come as no surprise to fans as Parker is expected to be among the top 3 picks.
In an interesting twist, Parker gave his explanation of his decision to Sports Illustrated.
After losing in the NCAA tournament, I needed to clear my mind. I was incredibly disappointed and blamed myself...
Hey Laker fans, there’s finally some good news!
Yes, the 2013-14 season may be over for the Los Angeles Lakers, though this is just the start of what could turn out to be a wild summer of changes.
One of the team’s biggest changes will be the addition of a high-level rookie, and today’s news that Jabari Parker has decided to turn pro after one year at Duke is great for the...
The Celtics season ended about 10 hours ago, and we've already got good news. Jabari Parker will enter the 2014 DraftFrom Jabari via SI.comI realize how much of a privilege and an honor it is to join the ranks of the NBA. I will do everything in my power to help deliver championships to the franchise that drafts me. At the same time, I recognize the obligation to represent the...
Duke Blue Devils freshman Jabari Parker is passing up his final three years of eligibility to enter the NBA draft.
The 6-foot-8 Parker, a consensus first team All-America selection, joins Corey Maggette, Luol Deng, Kyrie Irving and Austin Rivers as Blue Devil freshmen to enter the draft after just one year of college basketball. Irving was the No. 1 overall pick in 2011.