Duke freshman Jabari Parker with the hop-step layup vs. Kansas (GIF)

Apr. 5, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Simeon Career Academy varsity basketball team member Jabari Parker poses on an outdoor court near the school on the south side of Chicago. Parker, a 6 foot 8 inch senior, has verbally committed to attending Duke University in the fall. Mandatory Credit: Guy Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight’s battle between the fourth-ranked Duke Blue Devils and the fifth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks in the main event of the State Farm Champions Classic is a showcase of two of the best freshmen in the game, Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins.

While Wiggins has spent some significant time on the bench in the first half in foul trouble, Parker has not for Duke and he’s putting on a show.

He’s displayed his sheer raw talent numerous times in this one, but none may have been better than this drive to the basket lay-in.

Parker brings the ball right down the court, weaves his way through the Kansas defense and gets the ball in the hoop with a little hop-step layup:

The first half has just ended in the United Center with Parker’s Duke team up 42-40. If Parker plays anything like he did in the first half, this one might get away from Kansas.


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