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

NBA Rumors: Jabari Parker has applied for sophomore year housing at Duke


The careers of Kansas stars Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid are over but the same can not be said about the Duke career of Jabari Parker. It has been the year of the freshman but Parker may be one of the only ones returning to taste life as a sophomore player as more evidence has surfaced that suggests he’ll skip the NBA Draft and remain at Duke for another season.

According to Philadelphia 76ers beat writer Tim Moore, Parker has applied for and secured sophomore housing for next year which shows he’s more than serious about returning.

Of course, Parker is clearly covering all his bases which is a smart move considering he’s still unsure of his future. But the fact that he’s so unsure that he’s covering all his bases is something that has some worrying he’s going to stay and the only basketball fans that will be happy about that are the ones at Duke.

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  • Michael Cardwell

    And if he gets drafted the only people that will care will be the NBA team that drafts him and their fans. SO WHATS YOUR POINT?

    • Francesco

      No team would be able to draft him if he doesn’t declare for the draft…

    • Megan H

      Yeah if he doesn’t declare he can’t be drafted…he’s a freshman. Applying for sophomore housing before applying for the draft is a pretty big deal

    • Dirty Bird

      plenty of people would care that are not fans of the team that drafted him. Plenty of people love watching Lebron and KD play but they aren’t fans of the Heat or Thunder.

  • Dion Lewis

    I read and watch the media and people bash Jabbari for wanting to stay in school but they also bash kids that want to leap to the NBA. He has a good family life and he is in no rush to make the millions he will eventually get. Whether he goes this year or next he will be a top 3 pick. Let Jabbari live his life!!

  • BufordB

    Housing request denied!