Jabari Parker Will Have Better Freshman Year As Duke Blue Devil Than Kyrie Irving

By Dave Daniels
Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

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.

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