Feb 22, 2014; Durham, NC, USA; Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski talks to forward Jabari Parker (1) on the sidelines against the Syracuse Orange at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

NCAAB Rumors: Jabari Parker returning to Duke for sophomore year?


Players like Duke Blue Devils freshman forward Jabari Parker don’t often stay in college more than a year anymore, but Parker may be the rare player who elects to return for a super sophomore season after a phenomenal freshman campaign.

The 6-8,. 235-pound native of Chicago has been as good as advertised since coming to Duke as one of the most prized recruits in the country and is averaging 18.8 points per game and nine rebounds for the No. 4 ranked Blue Devils.

A strong run in the NCAA Tournament could convince Parker that he has accomplished all that he can in the college game, so as long as he’s in a Duke uniform college basketball fans will have to enjoy him as long as possible, because while he remains undecided, I’d wager he’s headed to the NBA where he’s a likely top-three pick.

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