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Duke Blue Devils Commit Jabari Parker Named Sporting News Preseason First Team All American

Jabari Parker

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Duke Blue Devils commit Jabari Parker is going to have a hard time surpassing his high school career, as he begins his college basketball career as forward for the Blue Devils. Parker won four state titles in high school, which even more amazingly was a goal that he accomplished. Lord knows what his goals for this season are, but something tells me they are probably astronomical and will also lead to many wins for the Blue Devils.

Parker was the 2012 Gatorade high school boys basketball player of the year, and though he did not repeat this season it probably would have gone differently if Parker was not rehabbing from a summer foot injury. In any case, his college career will be watched with fascination. People sometimes forget this is the player called the best high school player since LeBron James by Sports Illustrated; also Parker will be coming into next season with a chip on his shoulder, which should be terrifying to witness. It is quite a lot of pressure to come into your first season with extremely high expectations, but those are the cards Parker is being dealt. For total coverage of the season, just stay tuned in to Rant Sports and we will cover your back.

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