Jabari Parker Will Have Better Freshman Year As Duke Blue Devil Than Kyrie Irving
Jabari Parker is going to be impressive as a Duke Blue Devil; he will be their best prospect in some time and when I saw the tweet below, my initial thought was to agree with it. I have also argued here in the past that Parker is the most talented recruit Duke has landed since Grant Hill and that is a throwback right there.
If Jabari Parker is the best player coming out of high school since LeBron James that means he’s better than Kyrie Irving
— Tyler Quattlebaum(@_Tyler_Q) May 31, 2013
Kyrie Irving broke his foot during his freshman year, which kept him out of commission most of the year. He played well enough during the few games he did play to be the number one pick in the draft though. Granted it was a pretty weak draft, but he was definitely the best player on the board and it was not even close.
Duke Blue Devils Coaching Staff Want Jabari Parker to Face the Basket More bit.ly/17AJ4GJ
— RantSportsPrep (@RantSportsPrep) May 30, 2013
Parker will hopefully not have to endure another foot fracture as he did last summer, which will enable him to put up much bigger numbers than Irving did. The ironic part is that Parker will put up bigger numbers, but will probably not be the number one pick in the draft as Irving was.