DraftExpress NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Jabari Parker, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook
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DraftExpress: Coach K isn't a fan of USA Basketball ;) RT @Tommy_DeVito_ why isn't Jabari Parker on the U-19 WC list?
2013-05-22 12:57:42
DraftExpress: Some of the guys I'm hearing could be on the USA U19 WC roster Marcus Smart Jabari Parker Rasheed Sulaimon Jahlil Okafor Tyus Jones...
2013-04-22 17:29:45
DraftExpress: Jabari Parker "we struggled with the rules. We invented the game of basketball so I think its unfair that we play with their rules"
2013-04-20 21:45:45
DraftExpress: Jabari Parker "I'm going to have to catch up on a lot of schoolwork when I get back but this was the opportunity of a lifetime"
2013-04-20 21:44:16
DraftExpress: Jabari Parker "our team is more athletic but they just played better than us."
2013-04-20 21:38:27
Team: Duke, Freshman
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H: 6' 8"
W: 241 lbs
Bday: 03/15/1995
(19 Years Old)
Current: PF
Possible: SF/PF
Pick: 3 in 2014 Mock Draft
Rank 3 in Top 100 Prospects
Rank 3 in NCAA Freshmen
High School: Simeon Vocational
Hometown: Chicago, IL

Predraft Measurements
YearSourceHeight w/o ShoesHeight w/shoesWeightWingspanStanding ReachBody FatNo Step VertMax Vert
2013Kevin Durant CampNA6' 8.5"2406' 11.5"NANANANA
2013Hoop SummitNA6' 8"2417' 0"8' 8"NANANA
2011LeBron James CampNA6' 8.5"2226' 11"NANANANA
2011Kevin Durant CampNA6' 9"2226' 11"NANANANA
2010NBA Top 100 Camp6' 6"NA2356' 10"8' 6"NANANA

Basic Per Game Statistics - Comprehensive Stats - Statistical Top 25s
2013/14NCAAJabari Parker3530.719.16.714.347.25.711.350.

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NBA Draft Prospect of the Week: Jabari Parker
December 2, 2013
Jabari Parker was the most productive freshman in college basketball in the month of November, averaging 23 points and 8 rebounds per game while shooting a scorching 57% from 2-point range and 50% from beyond the arc.

Parker's Duke squad lost their two toughest outings of the season, versus Kansas in Chicago and against Arizona at Madison Square Garden, but are still 6-2 with plenty of big games still left to come.

Playing on some of the biggest platforms of college basketball thus far has given us ample opportunity to evaluate Parker's very distinct strengths and weaknesses as a prospect, which we've done in the following video scouting report courtesy of Mike Schmitz.

All of our video scouting reports this season can be found here.
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2013 Nike Hoop Summit Practice Drill Videos
April 24, 2013

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2013 Hoop Summit USA Junior Team Measurements
April 19, 2013
Jabari Parker
Height w/ Shoes: 6'8
Weight: 241
Reach: 8'8
Wingspan: 7'0
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Jabari Parker McDonald's All-American Interview/Practice Highlights
April 8, 2013

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HoopHall Classic Scouting Reports: Elite 2013 Prospects
January 24, 2013
Jabari Parker, 6'7, SF, Simeon, 2013
Committed to: Duke

Recruiting Rankings: ESPN: 2, Rivals: 3, Scout: 2


-Terrific size at 6-9
-Strong frame
-Very advanced scoring instincts
-Outstanding shooter with feet set, as well as off the dribble
-Capable of generating good looks in mid-range area with size, high release point and ability to fade and create separation
-High basketball IQ. Plays under control. Makes the extra pass
-Can post up a bit, mostly to shoot a turnaround jumper
-Good anticipation skills for rebounds/blocks. Shows good instincts tracking offensive rebounds coming off the glass
-Has a go-to mentality. Very confident in his abilities

-Allowed himself to get extremely out of shape during injury, gaining a substantial amount of weight
-Body still looks very loose
-Struggles to get all the way to the basket in the half-court
-Doesn't have the first step needed to turn the corner against better defenders
-Tends to settle for a lot of low percentage shots, contested pull-up jumpers with a high degree of difficulty
-Lacks great lateral quickness. May struggle to contain explosive small forwards off the dribble
-Effort on defense looks questionable at times

Outlook: Shows tremendous scoring instincts at 6-9, but with his thick frame, is looking more and more like a power forward these days than a small forward. Has the type of body that can get out of shape quickly, which may be a concern long term. Never been an overly explosive athlete, so must do everything he can to maximize himself physically. Remains to be seen how much more upside he still has to grow into.
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HoopHall Classic Scouting Reports: 2013 and Beyond Prospects
January 24, 2012

Jonathan Givony

Considered by most to be the #1 prospect in the 2013 high school class, Jabari Parker (#1 Scout, #2 Rivals, #1 ESPN) came into this Hoophall Classic event with major expectations. The end result was somewhat uneven, as his Simeon squad was blown out 75-50 by Findlay Prep, with Parker scoring 24 points on 10-22 shooting.

Parker stands out first and foremost thanks to his tremendous size. He measured 6-9, 222 pounds at the 2011 LeBron James Skills Academy, with a 6-11 wingspan, but plays almost exclusively on the wing.

Still only 16 years old, Parker is likely still far from reaching his full athletic potential. At this point, he appears to possess just average quickness and explosiveness, something that may become more pronounced in the future as the level of competition he faces stiffens.

Incredibly polished and mature, Parker has an outstanding skill-level for a player his age. His shooting mechanics are excellent, complete with terrific footwork and deep range. He can make shots with his feet set, but is also extremely dangerous pulling up off the dribble, being capable of getting clean looks off fairly easily thanks to his size, smarts, and ability to create separation smoothly from his defender.

More than just a shooter, Parker is also a capable passer who appears to enjoy getting teammates involved. He passes ahead in transition when the opportunity presents itself and plays the game at a very nice pace, keeping mistakes to a minimum and showing impressive basketball acumen considering his lack of experience. He finds plenty of ways to score around the rim at this level, whether he's seeking out a putback by crashing the offensive glass or being aggressive on a simple post-up play, Parker shows very nice instincts for picking up easy points.

Despite his tremendous size, Parker can also handle the ball in transition or take his man off the dribble in the half-court, even if he's not an exceptionally efficient shot-creator. His lack of explosiveness hampers him somewhat from getting all the way to the rim, as he still needs to improve his ball-handling skills, particularly with his left hand. If he's unable to simply bully his way to the rim using his superior strength, he's pretty content settling for pull-up jumpers fading away from his opponent, which he can often make with a hand in his face, albeit not a terribly high percentage.

Defensively, Parker shows clear-cut strengths and weaknesses at the moment, like virtually all players his age. On one hand, his size, length, smarts and competitiveness help out tremendously, as he's typically the biggest player on the floor at the high school level and sees most of his time at power forward or center. On the other hand, his underwhelming lateral quickness makes it difficult for him to stay in front of most wing players at the moment, and his intensity wavers, as he tends to get winded late in games due to his average conditioning level. To reach his full potential on this end of the floor, Parker will need to improve his technique, awareness and toughness—things that will likely come in time as he continues to mature.

Despite only being 16 years old, Parker has received as much national attention at this stage as any high school player we've seen since O.J. Mayo. The son of former NBA first round pick Sonny Parker, Jabari is often lauded for his outstanding intangibles. He's reportedly an outstanding student, an excellent teammate and extremely coachable, which will surely help in his long-term development. He's been described by many respected analysts as the best prospect in high school basketball, and was awarded the prestigious USA Basketball's Male Athlete of the Year honor, being the youngest recipient ever.

Parker will have to work extremely hard to live up to the incredible accolades he's received at such a young age. It will be interesting to see how he develops athletically over the next few years, as he does not appear to possess the type of quickness and explosiveness you typically find in a #1 overall recruit. With that said, his skill-level, maturity and basketball IQ are unheard of for a player his age. Just how high is Parker's ceiling as a long-term prospect? We'll have to continue to watch and evaluate.
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