With Duke eliminated, what's next for Jabari Parker?

With Duke eliminated, what's next for Jabari Parker?
March 21, 2014, 1:45 pm
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Scott Krinch

If you picked Duke to win the National Championship in your bracket, you're probably looking for the nearest shredder.

After a crazy 12-plus hours of March Madness on Thursday, the insanity picked up right where it left off on Friday morning as 14th seeded Mercer stunned No. 3 seeded Duke, 78-71, in the first game of the afternoon.

Chicago native and four-time Class 4A state champion with Simeon, Jabari Parker, had a game to forget. The 19-year-old freshman finished with 14 points on just 4-14 shooting from the field. Despite the poor performance, Parker's NBA Draft stock likely won't take a hit. Most draft pundits have him as a Top 3 pick, and some believe he could get selected No. 1 overall.

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But will Parker make the jump to the pros after finishing his first year in Durham on such a sour note?

The Blue Devils have a loaded 2014 recruiting class coming in, highlighted by two of Rivals' Top 5 recruits in Whitney Young Center Jahlil Okafor (No. 1) and Apple Valley guard Tyus Jones (No. 5). Pending the returns of Rodney Hood, Amile Jefferson, Rasheed Sulaimon and Quinn Cook, paired with the dynmanic freshman duo, Duke would be a heavy favorite to take a home the title in 2015. Would that be enough to entice Parker to stay for his sophomore season?

Check out what some people on Twitter had to say about Parker's impending decision.

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