- John Gasaway, ESPN Insider
How can a McDonald's All-American who has played a starring role from day one for arguably the nation's most prominent team possibly be considered underrated? That's a good question, but that may be the case with Duke freshman Jabari Parker.
I know you've heard he's really good, and maybe you've heard he could even supplant Andrew Wiggins as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft. I'm just not sure that's sufficient praise for Parker's performance, at least on offense. The best comparisons aren't with fellow freshmen Wiggins and Julius Randle. The best would be to compare him with past freshmen like Michael Beasley and Kevin Durant.
ESPN Insider John Gasaway explains that Jabari Parker's great start might even be underrated, as it's statistically reminiscent of similar play by Kevin Durant and Michael Beasley.