It’s not too often that a juggernaut college basketball program like Duke pulls off an upset victory.
But Jabari Parker choosing to play for Mike Krzyzewski has to be considered somewhat of an upset. For the majority of the long recruiting process for one of the most coveted players of all time, Duke wasn’t considered the favorite.
That honor went to the likes of Michigan State and—surprisingly—BYU. However, Duke quietly made Parker’s top five list just a couple of weeks ago.
And when Parker held up a Blue Devils shirt in front of throngs of adoring Chicago fans, the coup for Coach K was complete. Parker picking Duke was certainly a coup.
But where does the Parker signing rank on the list of top five Coach K recruiting steals of all time?