Recently saw the tweet below and it reminded me that Jabari Parker has not stated officially or publicly if he will attend a Mormon mission.
Wow. Didn't know Jabari Parker was of Mormon faith. He may miss out on two years in the league going on his mission.
— The Fat Mamba (@BrotherWalton) June 16, 2013
Granted this is definitely a long shot; for a young elite basketball player to essentially take two years away from their development could be detrimental to Parker’s game down the line.
“@SwagMoneyNaj: Basketball fans…who going to be better, Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins?” Wiggins, don't think it'll be that close
— Stephen Anthony (@HeHateSteve) June 20, 2013
It would definitely be unprecedented unless you count Shawn Bradley as an elite player. Sidenote: I don’t. Although he is featured on many dunk posters, because he made for a great 7’3″ prop to many of the leagues stars.
My gut is telling me that Parker will not attend a mission, but I will say that it would not surprise me to see him stay in school for two or three years. (Especially if he doesn’t go home with a national title next year.)
Duke Blue Devils Commit Jabari Parker Representing at Nike Pro Ams http://t.co/jJ8POQO1Gn
— RantSportsPrep (@RantSportsPrep) June 16, 2013
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