Jabari Parker Has Not Officially Said If He Will Go On Mormon Mission or Not
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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