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Why He's All-Star Material: Elite scoring weapon
No. of Appearances: 8-12
Once Duke's Jabari Parker emerged as the most "NBA-ready" freshman in the 2014 field, the narrative seemed to shift back to the sky-high ceilings of Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid.
I've got news for you: Parker's ceiling is quite lofty, too.
John Gasaway of ESPN reminds us that he's young, and his basketball legacy is just getting started: "Jabari Parker doesn't turn 19 for another month (March 15). The NBA's excited for a reason."
Translation: Parker's already a star, with room for improvement, so he's going to be scary good.
Since he's a shade below Wiggins in the athleticism department, his potential is deemed to be slightly lower. But the good news is he'll become an NBA All-Star sooner than Wiggins, thereby competing in more total games.
Whether it's a crafty drive from the wing, a quick pull-up triple or an exquisite post-up, Parker has the complete arsenal to break down his opponents. Once he refines those skills at the pro level (which won't take long), he'll find his place among the league's household names.
Dan O'Brien covers the NBA Draft for Bleacher Report.
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