Jabari Parker draws raves for his scoring prowess
Jabari Parker is Chicago’s latest basketball prodigy, the pride coque iphone 6 cloud coqueiphone131301 of the South Side and another product chicago bears silicone coque iphone 6 coqueiphone135319 of Simeon Career Academy, the city’s hoops factory.
But at Simeon, Parker started on the famed varsity squad as a freshman; coque guitare samsung j3 2017 not even former NBA MVP Derrick Rose did that.
It marked the beginning of an illustrious prep career for Parker, who helped lead Simeon to four straight state titles, earning National High School Player of the Year honors from both Gatorade and McDonald’s.
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And after a freshman season at Duke in which Parker averaged 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds while earning consensus first team All America honors, the bullish 6 foot 8 inch, 235 pound forward declared for the June 26 draft. He is expected to be a iphone 5 coque hugo boss top three pick.
According to NBA scouts and executives, ganster pug coque iphone 6 coqueiphone141338 Parker, the son of former NBA player Sonny Parker, is also the coque blanche neige iphone 5 c safest pick in the draft.
“In terms of a basketball player and a human being, I think it’s all first class,” said an Eastern Conference scout. “I think he gets on the court next year and averages between 14 17 points per game, 2 4 assists, 6 8 rebounds. I see this Carmelo Anthony/Grant Hill hybrid.
“I don’t think you yoowei coque iphone xs go wrong with him. I think there’s very little risk, for sure.”
The comparisons between Parker and Anthony, coque marseille iphone 4 the New York Knicks star forward, have been there for years.
“He seems to have a knack for scoring, just a type of guy that if you give it to him in the post, coque a clapet iphone xs max the mid post, the free throw line facing [the basket], the 3 point line facing if you put him in any situation, he can get you a bucket,” the executive said. “That’s a pretty rare ability.”
A Western Conference scout called Parker “the most coque iphone 5 musique skilled player in the draft, most complete player in the draft.”
The scout added, “He’s going to be a guy that’s going to play in the league 12 15 years. coque galaxy a5 2016 leathlux He can come in right away and produce for you. He does a lot of coque samsung s4 rouge things very, very well.”
A Western Conference executive described Parker as a natural scorer.
“He works along the baseline better than any young player that I’ve seen in a long time,” the executive said. “He has a great feel along the baseline. He’s a natural scorer. He’s got a terrific in between game with pull up jumpers. He otterbox marble coque iphone 6 coque7iphone18313 has extended his range. He’s a coque samsung galaxy a3 2016 disney really good fundamental jumper.
“Probably among all the players, and coque resistante iphone 7 depending on what team he goes to, of course, coque iphone 6 no bottom coqueiphone145358 and his playing time, but he will have the biggest impact. He’s going to be able to come in and score right away.”
That’s not to say that there aren’t concerns about Parker. There are questions about his weight and conditioning. Simply put, scouts and executives say that he could be in much better shape, and he reportedly has worked toward that end since the college season ended.”The thing everybody talks about is his body, and that I worry less about just because he’s going to be, for the first time in his life, focusing on that exclusively just basketball, just doing that, from now on,” said one Eastern Conference executive.
There have been weight and conditioning concerns about Anthony, too.
“Everyone jokes that Melo has never been in great shape,” said another Eastern Conference executive. “He always has that doughy look to him. I think samsung j3 coque chien Parker might have a similar body to that. That’s OK. The way those guys score, and they’re sneaky athletic.
“Jabari, he’s the type where he can kind of gather on two feet and then do something that you’d never expect him to do, and it’s pretty amazing.”
Parker has also been compared with another forward with good size who is sneaky athletic and can score in a variety of ways: Celtics icon Paul Pierce.
“I think he has much quicker feet than Paul Pierce, which is where the Carmelo Anthony name comes in,” the Eastern Conference executive said. “But he is a very crafty set shooter. I think he’ll have a little bit better perimeter game than Melo, closer to Paul Pierce. Maybe a hybrid between those two guys.”
Said a Western Conference scout: “His first step off the dribble is Paul Pierce like in Paul Pierce’s prime with athletic explosiveness so far beyond what Pierce ever had.”..