Jabari Parker breaks Luol Deng's Duke record in loss

Jabari Parker breaks Luol Deng's Duke record in loss
November 13, 2013, 4:00 am
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Mark Strotman

As if he wasn't already, Duke forward Jabari Parker officially put himself on the national map Tuesday night with his performance in the Blue Devils' 94-83 loss to Kansas in the nightcap of the Champions Classic held at the United Center.

But he also put himself into the Duke record book.

The Chicago native scored 27 points, which combined with his 22-point effort in Duke's season opener against Davidson made him the all-time leader in Blue Devils' history for points scored through two career games, per the Charlotte Observer's Laura Keeley.

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His 49 points surpassed Luol Deng, who scored 41 points in his first two games as a Blue Devil. Deng, who opted for the NBA Draft after one season, scored 21 points against Detroit and poured in 20 more against Pacific to begin his collegiate career. Deng was in attendance for the game, along with a handful of other Bulls who had alma maters playing in the exhibition double-header -- Mike Dunleavy and Carlos Boozer also attended Duke; Marquis Teague and Nazr Mohammed were there for Kentucky while Kirk Hinrich showed his Kansas colors.

Here are the top five leaders for most points scored through two Duke games, also per Keeley:

Year Player Points
2013 Jabari Parker 49
2003 Luol Deng 41
2002 Shavlik Randolph 40
1989 Bill McCaffrey 39
1977 Gene Banks 38

 

For fun, here are some notable Duke alums and their point totals through two games:

Year Player Points
1999 Jay Williams 29
2002 JJ Redick 26
1982 Johnny Dawkins 26
1997 Shane Battier 24
1990 Grant Hill 22
1985 Danny Ferry 19
1999 Mike Dunleavy 18
1976 Mike Gminski 15
1988 Christian Laettner 7
1999 Carlos Boozer 5

 

It's safe to say that Parker, though just two games into his career, has found himself in some pretty impressive company.