Jabari Parker revealed something interesting to Slam magazine recently.
“I may play in college for two or three years,” Parker said. “It doesn’t matter to me. I want to go to school. That’s important to me. I just want to go to school. I want to have some years in college. But I don’t know what the circumstances are going to be.”
This should be interesting to watch develop; if he stays in school multiple years and wins a championship he could go down as one of the best Duke players ever.
When asked why Duke? Parker responded, “of course, the history. Duke is going to always be a team in the tournament. Most importantly the long-term investment. I can get a degree and it’s not too far from home … And it’s Coach K, that’s one of the best coaches ever and I wanted to experience the things he has for us next year.”
Parker recently played in the McDonald’s All American Games and he shined on the court and in practices.
“Jabari is the most complete player on my team,” McDonald’s All American West coach Mike Flaherty told the Chicago Sun-Times. “You look at all the other kids and you see there is one area where they are going to have to improve.”
Parker will play in the Jordan Brand Classic this weekend in Brooklyn, and then he can put his entire focus on his career with the Duke Blue Devils.