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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 Draft Rumors: Scouts worried about what kind of shape Jabari Parker is in

Duke Blue Devils’ forward Jabari Parker is one of the top prospects in the 2014 NBA Draft. He could be selected first overall and won’t go any lower than three.

However, Parker and another one of the draft’s top prospects, Kansas Jayhawks’ center Joel Embiid, will not participating in this year’s NBA Draft Scouting Combine.

According to Scott Howard-Cooper of NBA.com, that, combined with the notion that Parker was not in very good shape last season, has raised some concerns among scouts.

As Howard-Cooper points out, if Parker looks good for the teams selecting near the top of the draft, this really won’t matter. 

Parker averaged 19.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 steals per game last season.

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