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Shot Creation: A+
As Duke's Jabari Parker continues to build his resume, it's clear he'll be one of the toughest NBA players to guard within a couple years. He didn't earn A-plus marks in the shot-creation and finishing categories for no reason.
In recent games, he's become more focused on attacking the basket rather than relying on his jumper. Opposing defenses have found it difficult to contain him, whether he's driving from the wing or posting up: He's shooting 58 percent in his last half-dozen games.
Wake Forest coach (and former NBA skipper) Jeff Bzdelik told Sports Illustrated's Brian Hamilton that Parker is well-equipped for the next level: "I think he is just really ready for the NBA. He really impressed me - if he’s attacking the rim, it’s hard to keep him from getting there. I don’t care who you are."
Defensively, he's not quite as prepared for the rigors of the NBA. He sporadically is out of position, gets beat off the bounce and lacks crisp execution against pick-and-rolls. After a poor showing in Chapel Hill, CBS analyst Doug Gottlieb went so far as to say Parker Jabari was "laughably bad on defense" against Duke's loss to UNC.
Overall, the pros far outweigh the cons, and he remains a virtual lock to land in the top three on draft night.