Jabari Parker finally committed to Duke, after visiting different schools. Duke is a great fit for Parker, because they will mold him into a complete player on both sides of the ball. He needs to get in the weight room and build up his frame a bit more.
Duke is known to recruit players, that have the potential to get into the NBA, which is a skill-set that Parker has. Parker is the number 2 ranked player in the nation and will need to up his game a little bit. He has struggled outside of the perimeter and has a nack of doing too much.
Duke expects more than just a tournament run. The talent that they have recruited, plus the veterans that they already have should scream National title. Duke has not been in the Final Four in recent years. The VCU Rams changed how we now look at Duke. It was a shock to see a team that had no hope of winning the tournament beat the Blue Devils.
That showed America Duke was not the king anymore. Duke was in need of a hero. That hero is Jabari Parker. Parker will not disappoint the Duke organization. Both Parker and the Duke organization have said that they have “high expectations that will have to be filled.”
Parker is a champion. He will expect more out of the team and players. The Blue Devils have made the right choice. Parker will have to show the world, that he is more than a household name. I expect the Blue Devils to at least go to the Final Four with Parker’s talent.