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Duke's Jabari Parker to enter 2014 NBA Draft

Posted April 17
Updated April 18

— Duke freshman Jabari Parker will forgo his remaining college eligibility and enter the 2014 NBA Draft, the university announced Thursday.

Parker, a Chicago native, averaged 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game for the Blue Devils in 2013-14. He set or tied Duke freshmen records for points (670), points per game, rebounds (306) and double-doubles (14).

Parker said his single year at Duke was one of the best experiences of his life. 

"I cannot thank Coach K enough for all his love and guidance. I had the opportunity to pick his brain throughout the year and it really paid off," he said in a statement. "I have learned how to be a man on and off the court and to be strong mentally going into practices and games. I appreciate him for challenging me to be better each and every day.”

Parker received first team All-America honors from Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) and the Wooden Award.

The 2014 ACC Rookie of the Year, Parker is the 16th consensus first team All-America selection under Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski and Duke’s first since Nolan Smith in 2010-11.

"Jabari could not have been better. He is the epitome of what you would want a basketball player to be – outstanding everyday on the practice court and in the classroom and a very humble young man,” Krzyzewski said in a statement. “He had a fantastic freshman year and is so deserving of the opportunity to play in the NBA and follow his dream."

Parker is the third Duke player in the last four seasons to enter the NBA Draft early, and the 13th Blue Devil early-entree overall.

Yahoo and The Sporting News reported Thursday that Rodney Hood will also enter the NBA Draft but Duke University could not confirm he was leaving early.

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  • CarolinaBlue Apr 18, 2:58 p.m.

    Congrats to Jabari and Hood on reaching Round 1 of the NCAA tournament. You have left a legacy!

  • modukev5saysbyebye Apr 18, 12:03 p.m.

    Hood announced he was leaving two days ago. No coverage from WRAL.

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    I assume WRAL hasn't posted anything yet because he has not yet announced. The only thing in... View More

    — Posted by Ken D.

    Excellent analysis. When he puts his name on the line and makes it official it will be reported.

    — Posted by modukev5saysbyebye

    http://www.wralsportsfan.com/duke-s-jabari-parker-to-enter-2014-nba-draft/13578214/

    See what I mean

  • modukev5saysbyebye Apr 18, 11:24 a.m.

    Hood announced he was leaving two days ago. No coverage from WRAL.

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    I assume WRAL hasn't posted anything yet because he has not yet announced. The only thing in... View More

    — Posted by Ken D.

    Excellent analysis. When he puts his name on the line and makes it official it will be reported.

  • Ken D. Apr 18, 11:14 a.m.

    Hood announced he was leaving two days ago. No coverage from WRAL.

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    I assume WRAL hasn't posted anything yet because he has not yet announced. The only thing in the media to date is that he is "reported" to have decided to leave.

  • jdpridg Apr 18, 9:29 a.m.

    Good player. He'll do well. Maybe we will get to see another Parker vs Warren matchup next year.

  • 903 Free Paul Frampton 2 Apr 18, 9:24 a.m.

    Hood announced he was leaving two days ago. No coverage from WRAL.

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    Hood carried them several times this year, Duke fans nor the sports world cared, Good luck Mr Hood.

    — Posted by RDI-UNC Fan

    i care. but i didn't see anything reported anywhere on hood until last night. there was no chance that hood was returning but there was a slim chance jabari might. that's why the hood leaving news is getting as much publicity.

  • mxteam44 Apr 18, 7:53 a.m.

    The NBA should force players to get a degree so they can have something to fall back on if it... View More

    — Posted by For Truth

    A very good percentage of these kids have no interest in a college degree though. College is just a necessary evil of getting to the NBA for them. I say, if they have no interest in college, let them head to the NBA right out of high-school. As evidenced by the mess at UNC, these are usually the ones almost force the athletic dept. to bend the rules to keep them eligible. If you aren't interested in getting a degree to use after your NBA career, then don't go to college. Simple!

  • RDI-UNC Fan Apr 18, 7:27 a.m.

    Hood announced he was leaving two days ago. No coverage from WRAL.

    — Posted by Toddler10-21

    Hood carried them several times this year, Duke fans nor the sports world cared, Good luck Mr Hood.

  • littleriver69 Apr 18, 6:30 a.m.

    Who cares? Go. MERCER!!!!!

  • Whistling Dixie Apr 17, 11:44 p.m.

    Ja who?

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