ACC Basketball

Blue Devils Ink Parker

The nation’s #2 recruit, Jabari Parker, has officially signed with Duke. By the way, isn’t it silly that coaches can’t talk about the player until they sign? It’s like having my wife eight months pregnant, everyone knows I’m having a kid, yet I’m not allowed to mention it until she pushes it out. Weird.

Anyhow, Parker is a four-time state champion and two time Mr. Illinois. Some have labeled him the next Carmelo Anthony (I’m assuming a less selfish version of Carmelo). Despite not being the greatest athlete of the bunch, Parker moves fluently around rim, with great ball handling skills. He has a nice mid-range shot, but he’ll certainly need to work on his outside shooting and add some muscle to his frame.

He is projected to start at the 4-spot and be part of an excellent trio of wings at Duke, along with transfer Rodney Hood and Rasheed Sulaimon.

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