In an exclusive sit down with Sports Illustrated’s Jeff Benedict Duke’s freshman forward Jabari Parker reveals his decision whether to stay in school or declare for the NBA draft and it may not be the decision Blue Devils fans want to hear.
In his 1,285 word op-ed piece Parker weigh the good and the bad, talks about his love for Duke and Coach K but ultimately the following four lines sums up his decision.
Ultimately, I boiled my decision down to two simple questions:
Which environment — college or the NBA — offers me the best opportunity to grow as a basketball player?
Which environment — college or the NBA — offers me the best opportunity to grow and develop off the court?
The answer to both questions is undeniably the NBA.
Long story short, Jabari Parker is making the logical jump to the NBA but if you’d like to read the entire story head over to SI.com.
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