The preseason accolades for Jabari Parker have been quite high and Jeff Goodman recently payed the Chicago native a compliment which I noticed below.
My Preseason All-American Team: Russ Smith, Marcus Smart, Doug McDermott, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) November 4, 2013
That is an impressive list and Julius Randle in particular I believe is Goodman’s
Parker has looked shard so far in exhibition games, and his ball handling in particular has been impressing me. That is a clearly a part of his game that he worked on extensively over the summer, and excited to see what else Parker has added to his game.
You’ll notice a name missing from this All American list.Andrew Wiggins. Goodman does not believe Wiggins will be the number one pick in next summer’s draft, and the analyst even tweeted recently that the forward did not even look like the best player in practice.
We will have to see about that, but something tells me that Wiggins will start to figure things out for himself more and more.
Parker and Wiggins meet up on November 12th and Rant Sports will be at the United Center for that game, so be sure to stay tuned in and check out some of the photos and videos on twitter. It should be a fantastic double header and cannot remember the last time I’ve looked forward to a basketball game this much.