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Jabari Parker is playing at a first-pick overall level.
He's everywhere, making plays one after another in every facet of the game. He went for six blocks out of nowhere the other day against East Carolina, and he's recorded at least nine rebounds in four of Duke's five games.
Of course, Parker has been unstoppable scoring the ball, finishing with 21 or more points in each game so far.
He's creating good shots on the perimeter, converting off the ball, getting to the rack and thriving in transition. Parker also continues to show off that high basketball IQ and willingness to make the extra pass.
So far, he looks better than advertised, but his jumper is eventually going to cool off. The goal for Parker is to maintain his effectiveness, even when his shot isn't falling—because that's ultimately what needs to separate him from a guy like Andrew Wiggins.
While Wiggins might have the most "potential," Parker offers that charm as a guy who makes his teammates better. And that's what he has has to sell NBA teams on in order to go No. 1.