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Parker, Warren named to NABC All-America teams

Posted March 27

Jabari Parker (1) during ACC tournament action at the Greensboro Coliseum between the Duke Blue Devils and the Clemson Tigers on March 14, 2014 in Greensboro, NC. (Will Bratton/WRAL contributor)

Duke freshman Jabari Parker and NC State junior T.J. Warren have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-America teams. Parker closed the year with an ACC-high 14 double-doubles, while averaging 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. Warren averaged 24.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game and was named the ACC player of the year.

Parker was named to the first team, joined by Nick Johnson (Arizona), Doug McDermott (Creighton), Shabazz Napier (Connecticut) and Nik Stauskas (Michigan). He was the lone freshman named to the first team and one of three freshman to earn All-America honors from the NABC this season.

Warren was named to the third team, joined by Julius Randle (Kentucky), Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State), Fed VanVleet (Wichita State) and Scottie Wilbekin (Florida). 

2014 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
Nick Johnson, Arizona, 6-3, 200, Junior, Guard, Gilbert, Ariz.
Doug McDermott, Creighton, 6-8, 225, Senior, Forward, Ames, Iowa
Shabazz Napier, Connecticut, 6-1, 180, Senior, Guard, Roxbury, Mass.
Jabari Parker, Duke, 6-8, 235, Freshman, Forward, Chicago, Ill.
Nik Stauskas, Michigan, 6-6, 205, Sophomore, Guard, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

2014 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
Cleanthony Early, Wichita State, 6-8, 219, Senior, Forward, Middletown, N.Y.
C.J. Fair, Syracuse, 6-8, 215, Senior, Forward, Baltimore, Md.
Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati, 6-4, 210, Senior, Guard, Yonkers, N.Y.
Russ Smith, Louisville, 6-0, 165, Senior, Guard, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Andrew Wiggins, Kansas, 6-8, 200, Freshman, Guard, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

2014 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM
Julius Randle, Kentucky, 6-9, 250, Freshman, Forward, Dallas, Texas
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, 6-4, 220, Sophomore, Guard, Flower Mound, Texas
Fred VanVleet, Wichita State, 5-11, 194, Sophomore, Guard, Rockford, Ill.
T.J. Warren, North Carolina State, 6-8, 215, Sophomore, Forward, Durham, N.C.
Scottie Wilbekin, Florida, 6-2, 176, Senior, Guard, Winter Haven, Fla.

About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, MO, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. 

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  • hiker40diver Mar 28, 6:38 p.m.

    Parker stay 4 years? LMFAO K knew it was a one and done!

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Mar 28, 7:23 a.m.

    Not likely to be many repeats next year. Of the fifteen players, seven are seniors. The three... View More

    — Posted by Ken D.

    After enough of these kids fail, maybe it will go back or at least have an age and/or two years... View More

    — Posted by jmcdow2792

    I miss the old days as well. The NBA's "gain" is sure college ball's loss. Can you imagine what Duke would be like if Parker stayed four years?

  • ClassyTarHeel Mar 27, 10:27 p.m.

    Parker was named to the first team, joined by Nick Johnson (Arizona), Doug McDermott (Creighton),... View More

    I remember Barnes being named 1st team All-American when he was a freshman too, pre-season that... View More

    — Posted by modukev5saysbyebye

    Yep, the Black Falcon is an NBA multi-millionaire now. Ca-Caw!! Ca-CaWWW!!!

    #FALCONBLOOD!!!!

  • jmcdow2792 Mar 27, 4:51 p.m.

    Not likely to be many repeats next year. Of the fifteen players, seven are seniors. The three... View More

    — Posted by Ken D.

    After enough of these kids fail, maybe it will go back or at least have an age and/or two years of school limit. Maybe.

  • Ken D. Mar 27, 2:24 p.m.

    Not likely to be many repeats next year. Of the fifteen players, seven are seniors. The three freshmen are all projected to go in the top five of the NBA draft.

    There are four sophs. Marcus Smart is a projected lottery pick. Warren and Stauskas are projected mid-first round.

    Junior Nick Johnson, though a first-teamer, is projected as a second round pick, and could elect to stay in school for his senior year. Sophomore Fred VanVleet is the only one you could say is almost sure to stay. At 5'-11" he isn't on anybody's mock draft board.

    So, unless something unexpected happens, 13 of the top 15 players, plus a bunch of underclassmen who didn't even make the coaches' AA team, will be gone from college basketball next year.

    I sure miss the old days.

  • jmcdow2792 Mar 27, 2:04 p.m.

    Congratulations to both.

  • modukev5saysbyebye Mar 27, 1:55 p.m.

    Parker was named to the first team, joined by Nick Johnson (Arizona), Doug McDermott (Creighton),... View More

    I remember Barnes being named 1st team All-American when he was a freshman too, pre-season that is. But then ol' Roy got a hold of him and well.......... the rest, as they say, is history.

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