Jabari Parker to enter NBA Draft

Duke Blue Devils small forward Jabari Parker announces that he will enter the NBA Draft this year.

Duke Blue Devils small forward Jabari Parker has announced that he is to enter the NBA Draft this year.

The 19-year-old was the highest-scoring freshman in the college's history, resulting in him being named the team's MVP last season.

Coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement: "Jabari could not have been better. He is the epitome of what you would want a basketball player to be, outstanding every day on the practice court and in the classroom and a very humble young man.

"He had a fantastic freshman year and is so deserving of the opportunity to play in the NBA and follow his dream."

Parker, who has already been touted as a potential number one pick in the Draft, averaged 19.1 points per game during his college career.

Jabari Parker of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after scoring a basket in the second half against the UCLA Bruins during the CARQUEST Auto Parts Classic on December 19, 2013
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