Bucks player profile: Jabari Parker

  This is the 13th profile in a 15-part series running Wednesdays and Fridays profiling each Milwaukee Bucks player leading up to the start of the NBA season. Jabari Parker knows a thing or two about hype. In 2012, Sports Illustrated deemed him the best high school basketball player since LeBron James. The hype followed Parker from Chicago's Simeon High School to Duke University...
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 All-Freshman Squad: Duke, Kentucky and Arizona lead the way again

A year after Duke had one of the most versatile players in the country in No. 2 overall pick Jabari Parker, the Blue Devils will have a different kind of stud freshman who seems destined for a high draft pick. Jahlil Okafor won't be the jack-of-all-trades Parker was. That said, Okafor isn't merely a classic center. He's a throwback to an earlier era. As decorated as Okafor may...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: Bucks Draft Grades

Milwaukee Bucks: Bucks Draft Grades By Tashan Reed: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Round 1, Pick 2: Jabari Parker – SF – Duke - The Bucks likely had the easiest decision in the entire draft with the second overall pick. With the Cavaliers going first and in need of a SF, and Joel Embiid out of the picture due to his injury, the choice was down to two players: Andrew Wiggins and Jabari...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Waste No Time Getting Jabari Parker to Throw Out First Pitch for a

Thursday night the Milwaukee Brewers added one of the best players in basketball to the roster--Duke's Jabari Parker. Saturday they got confirmation that he will not pull a Michael Jordan and leave them to give baseball a try.via Cut4As far as Bucks and Brewers fans are concerned I'm sure they are quite alright with that. Loading...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker: Buck For Life?

  After the rumors that Jabari Parker had deliberately sabotaged his workout and interview with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the hope of becoming a Buck, he must have been ecstatic to see Canadian born Andrew Wiggins be taken as the number one pick. For weeks before the draft night in Brooklyn, Parker and Wiggins were the top two players, almost certain to be taken one and two, after...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucks mascot Bango pretends to kiss Jabari Parker’s feet

To say that the fans of the Milwaukee Bucks are happy with their pick of Duke’s Jabari Parker in the 2014 NBA Draft would be an understatement. Earlier today, the Bucks held a press conference/fan event to introduce Parker to the media and the Bucks mascot Bango decided to pose for a funny image. Check out the below Instagram image which shows Bango pretending to kiss Parker...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Parker has Bucks, fans excited for future

MILWAUKEE -- It was impossible to see Jabari Parker coming to the top floor of the Milwaukee Public Market because of the swarm of people gathered, but Milwaukee's newest star received an ovation so thunderous when he entered the building that everyone knew he had arrived. Hundreds of people crammed into a small space Friday to welcome Parker to Milwaukee, some dressed in Bucks attire...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker Goes No. 2 To The Milwaukee Bucks

Name: Jabari Parker School: Duke Position: Forward Birthday: March 15, 1995 Height/Weight: 6-foot-8/235 pounds Achievements/Stats: Put up 19.1 points per game as a freshman last season. Hauled in nearly nine rebounds per game. Shot 47 percent from the field. Highlights: Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Draft: Milwaukee Bucks Take Jabari Parker

With the 2nd pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Milwaukee Bucks select Jabari Parker. Parker is a 6-foot-8, 235 pound small forward from the University of Duke. He led all freshman in scoring this year, posting 19.1 points per game. On top of that, Parker led his team in rebounding as well, with an average of 8.7 per game. Parker is widely regarded as the most NBA ready prospect in...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucks select Parker with second overall pick

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...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Uncertainty after first two picks will affect rest of draft

The top two picks in tonight's NBA Draft appear locks, with Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker going in some order. But after that anything could happen. That uncertainty ahead of the Suns certainly will affect what they do with their three first-round picks, Nos. 14, 18 and 27. Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough has played it very close to the vest eading up to today, and trading...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Uncertainty after first two picks will affect rest of draft

The top two picks in tonight's NBA Draft appear locks, with Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker going in some order. But after that anything could happen. That uncertainty ahead of the Suns certainly will affect what they do with their three first-round picks, Nos. 14, 18 and 27. Suns General Manager Ryan McDonough has played it very close to the vest eading up to today, and trading...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Jabari Parker Agrees To Deal With Air Jordan

Jabari Parker will learn his professional basketball fate this evening, as the NBA Draft begins at 8 p.m. E.T. from New York City. The former Duke star already has his endorsement career off to a good start.  Parker, expected by many to be either the No. 1 or No. 2 pick in tonight’s draft, joined Nike’s Air Jordan brand today.  Today he joins a roster, but first he joins a...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Who is Jabari Parker and why he may/may not be the top pick

A look at Jabari Parker, one of the two strongest candidates to be the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft... Why he might be No. 1: Parker is smooth. He finds space, can score from just about any angle and has a great feel for the game. He averaged 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game in one season at Duke, combining a high basketball IQ with a pro-level jumpshot to...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker Says He Didn’t Tank Workout With Cleveland Cavaliers

Former Duke forward and top NBA draft prospect Jabari Parker made some bold claims Wednesday. While it was widely-speculated that Parker “tanked” his workout with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who own the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft, Parker said that was absolutely not true. A source told Yahoo! Sports that Parker showed well-rounded skills in Cleveland but that his jump shot...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker Denies Reports That He Tanked Cavs Workout: “I Have Too Much Pride”

On Monday, a very nasty rumor surfaced that Jabari Parker had such a mediocre workout with the Cavaliers that some wondered if he had intentionally tanked the workout because of a preference for the Milwaukee Bucks, who are picking behind the Cavaliers at No. 2. While we know that Parker believes he will be the second pick, he totally denies the rumors about his workout with Cleveland...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs mum on draft plans as rumors swirl

The Cleveland Cavaliers introduced their new head coach on Wednesday. They introduced zero hints about their plans for Thursday and the 2014 NBA Draft. The Cavaliers hold the No. 1 overall pick -- again -- and are a team in transition -- again -- as David Blatt was introduced Wednesday as head coach by general manager David Griffin, who was announced last month as the team's permanent...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

David Blatt On Who Cavaliers Will Take No.1: “Anthony Parker”

The Cavaliers will have to decide tomorrow night on drafting either Kansas’ Andrew Wiggins or Duke’s Jabari Parker after shutting down a trade that would have packaged the No.1 pick to Minnesota  for Kevin Love. When asked about who the Cavaliers will take tomorrow night during a media session today, new Cavaliers head coach, David Blatt, announced […] The post David Blatt...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker Thinks He Will Be Drafted No. 2 Overall In NBA Draft

Former Duke small forward Jabari Parker is one of the three or four players whose name is being thrown around as the potential No. 1 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. While nobody has any idea what the Cleveland Cavaliers will do with the first pick — not even its front office, according to reports — Parker think he knows who the team is going to select: someone who isn’t Jabari...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucks keeping 'options open' with No. 2 pick

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- After months of speculation and intrigue, the Milwaukee Bucks are just two days away from making one of the biggest decisions in franchise history when they pick No. 2 overall in Thursday's NBA Draft. Although many are of the belief Milwaukee's decision will come down to either Duke forward Jabari Parker or Kansas guard/forward Andrew Wiggins, Bucks general manager...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker may have Tanked Cavs Workout on Purpose

Posted to NBA News & RumorsJabari Parker had a poor showing at his workout with the Cleveland Cavaliers last Friday, and would rather go to the Milwaukee Bucks with the No. 2 pick in Thursday’s draft, according to ESPN’s Chad Ford: “Parker came in to work out on Friday in front of the Cavs’ front office and ownership. Parker wasn’t great. He was a bit heavy (he weighed...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker may have ‘tanked’ Cavaliers workout

Photo Credit: AP With the injury to former Kansas big man Joel Embiid, it is clear that the Cleveland Cavaliers have opened up their choices more so than ever with the first pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. Most assume that the Cavs will choose between another Jayhawk, Andrew Wiggins, and Duke star Jabari Parker. However, reports have come out that Parker actually prefers to go 2nd to...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucks owner to avoid Embiid, narrow in on Wiggins, Parker in draft

Speaking at the Milwaukee Press Club and the Rotary Club of Milwaukee's Newsmaker Breakfast on Monday morning, Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry essentially ruled out the possibility of the team selecting injured Kansas center Joel Embiid with the No. 2 overall pick. Leading a question and answer session with the Bucks co-owner was Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Jabari Parker “tank” his Cleveland workout?

With the NBA Draft just three days away, speculation will only increase as all eyes turn to the Cleveland Cavaliers and their No. 1 pick. In his latest mock draft, ESPN.com’s Chad Ford reports that Duke’s Jabari Parker’s workout with the Cavs on Friday was nothing short of a disaster. Sources close to the Cavs told ESPN.com this weekend that the Cavs are now leaning toward...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker visits recovering Joel Embiid in hospital

While no one likes to see any athlete get injured, Joel Embiid’s foot injury will likely benefit Jabari Parker, who is now gaining some steam as the possible No. 1 pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in Thursday’s NFL Draft. Parker, however, doesn’t seem to be allowing any of those thoughts cloud his judgment. In a very classy move, the Duke star visited the recovering Embiid today...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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