Might Jabari Parker actually opt to avoid the NBA Draft and remain at Duke for another season – possibly even more? Seems a little odd to suggest given Parker is all but assured of being a top five pick during the 2014 NBA Draft, but it’s something that may actually happen – at least according to a handful of scouts who believe Parker will stay in college.
Per ESPN’s Chad Ford during a recent chat:
Both are weighing their options. Both are seriously considering returning … with Parker so much so that several scouts are claiming he’s coming back to school. But I think that’s premature.
Parker has until April 27th to decide, though if he declares after April 15th he will not be eligible to return unlike now where he could still switch his decision.
The Duke product has stated that he feels his short college tenure is incomplete, though, will that be enough to sway him away from millions? That remains to be seen, though we’ll be finding out in the coming weeks.