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2015 NBA Rookie of the Year
Points per game: 16.9
Rebounds per game: 7.8
Assists per game: 1.8
Steals per game: 1.1
Field-Goal Percentage: .447
Three-Point Percentage: .348
Jabari Parker is a guy who can go get you buckets tomorrow. At 6'8", 235 pounds, he's got the size to bang down low and the skill set to play on the perimeter, where he's a threat spotting up or scoring one-on-one.
He can just hurt the defense from so many spots on the floor.
Parker also has a big-time motor on the boards, and with great upper-body strength, we've seen him bully the defense for easy hoops around the rim.
Defense is where Parker is likely to get burned next season. At this point, he lacks the lateral foot speed to contain dribble penetration and the technique and awareness as a post or help defender.
But put him in any lineup next year, whether it's the Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Utah Jazz or Boston Celtics, and Parker should be able to put up numbers right away.
If I'm making a future bet on the 2015 Rookie of the Year, my money is on Parker no matter where he ends up. “But he is as close to being an NBA prospect right now as you're going to find in college," Grant Hill recently told CBS Sports' Matt Moore.