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Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Simeon High School
Weight: 215 lbs
Rating: 5-star (Rivals)
High School Senior Season Stats: 18.4 points, 10.4 rebounds
Parker is the type of player who does everything well, but he's a winner above all else. He won every postseason game during his high school career, leading Simeon High School to four consecutive state championships. His winning instincts make him a perfect fit with Mike Krzyzewski.
There aren't many weaknesses in his game, but Jabari Parker does need to work on improving his explosiveness and first step. He appears to be fully recovered from a broken foot he suffered last year and can now spend an entire offseason improving his quickness, which will make him even more dangerous when he arrives to Durham.
Projected 2014 Role
Parker will come to Duke as one of the most highly regarded recruits in the program's history. He has yet to sign his letter of intent, but there is no question about his commitment to being a Blue Devil.
He is expected to earn a starting spot next season and be one of the best players on the team. The Blue Devils will count on Parker as one of its primary playmakers, and fans are hopeful the freshman will thrive under the pressure.