Few things are more valuable to a college basketball team than a player who can be counted on to make a key basket—unless it's the same player also being the right man to make a big defensive stop or secure a clutch rebound. Jack-of-all-trades types aren’t just limited to glue-guy supporting roles anymore, as many of the game’s biggest stars are showing their versatility on a nightly basis.
One of those stars is Duke freshman Jabari Parker, who has exploded onto the scene as an overpowering scoring weapon from his power forward spot. Of course, it doesn’t hurt the Blue Devils any that Parker is also one of the nation’s toughest defenders, able to shine in the paint or on the perimeter.
Herein, a closer look at Duke’s young leader and his place among the most multitalented players in the country. Breadth and quality of contributions are both taken into account in these rankings, whose statistics include all games prior to Thursday's action.