Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
No Announcement Expected from Jabari Parker Wednesday
Jabari Parker will not announce his future plans on Wednesday, Duke basketball associate director of sports information Matt Plizga confirmed to SNY.tv Tuesday night.
The Chicago Tribune reported the development earlier in the day.
Plizga said reporters in Oklahoma City “misconstrued [Parker’s] comments” Monday when he said he would meet this week with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and then decide whether or not to enter the NBA Draft.
Speaking last week on ESPN’s “SportsNation,” Parker said of his decision, “I’m going to make it by either Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.”
Sonny Parker, Jabari’s father, recently told SNY.tv his son remained undecided on his future.
“He’s undecided and we know the [NBA’s Early Entry eligibility] deadline is the 27th [of April] so if he’s going to make a decision he has to make it by that date but right now he’s undecided,” Sonny said April 1.
Parker, and all underclassmen, have until April 27 to decide whether or not to enter the Draft, which is June 26 in New York.
Parker is projected as a top-3 pick.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.