In the second semifinal of the preseason NIT tournament, the Alabama Crimson Tide will take on the 5-1 and sixth-ranked Duke Blue Devils, led by phenomenal freshman, Jabari Parker.
So far in his young career, Parker leads the team in four major categories, averaging 23 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.8 blocks per game. He’s been everything Duke fans wished he would be and then some.
Part of what makes Parker so valuable to this team is that he understands the high-profile position that he’s been put in on this team, and he’s always ready to take on the challenges being the best player on a Duke basketball team presents:
“Every team is going to face us like we’re the best, because on paper it says that and across our chests it says that,” Parker said. “We just have to be prepared to treat teams, every time, to be competitors and be the best that we can be because they’re not going to shy up on us.”
Alabama, at 3-1 on the season, will be the next team looking to take their best shot at the Blue Devils, who haven’t lost since taking on Kansas earlier this month.
Here’s how you can watch all the action unfold live:
Date: Nov. 27
Start Time: 9:30pm ET
Location: New York, NY
Arena: Madison Square Garden
TV Info: ESPN2
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
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