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Duke's Parker declares for the NBA draft

   Posted by WebMaster at  4/17/2014 1:35:50 PM  |  Follow us on Twitter: @scacchoops
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Jabari Parker announced today that he is declaring for the NBA draft  The announcement should come as no surprise to fans as Parker is expected to be among the top 3 picks. 

In an interesting twist, Parker gave his explanation of his decision to Sports Illustrated. 

After losing in the NCAA tournament, I needed to clear my mind. I was incredibly disappointed and blamed myself. I didn't watch basketball or go to the gym for several days. But I soon realized the real test is how we handle defeat and I laced my shoes and headed to the student rec center to play some pick-up.

It reminded me of how much I loved the game, but it was only a temporary reprieve. As soon as I got back, I turned my attention to one of the hardest decisions I've had to make up to this point in my life: whether to remain in school or enter the NBA draft.

Lately I haven't slept much. Although my dream is to play in the NBA, I've gotten pretty attached to life at Duke and I don't want to utter the word goodbye.

Read the rest of the article on SI here

Jabari Parker's Stats

Year Games MPG PPG APG RPG SPG BPG TPG FG% FT% 3P%
 2013 - 2014  35  30.7  19.1  1.2  8.7  1.1  1.2  2.3  47.1  74.8  35.8
 Career  35  N/A  19.1  1.2  8.7  1.1  1.2  2.3  47.1  74.8  35.8
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