Jabari Parker Announces He’ll Be Entering the 2014 NBA Draft
In a Sports Illustrated piece Parker composed (with Jeff Benedict), announcing his choice, he shared:
Ultimately, I boiled my decision down to two simple questions:
Which environment — college or the NBA — offers me the best opportunity to grow as a basketball player?
Which environment — college or the NBA — offers me the best opportunity to grow and develop off the court?
The answer to both questions is undeniably the NBA.
There is something else. My father, Sonny, played in the NBA. I know firsthand that the career span of a pro basketball player is finite. The lucky ones play until their mid-30s. With that perspective, I shrink my professional career with each year that I remain in college. It’s ironic, but true.
Probably the biggest name in a draft class that has many, you can keep up with all the developments in Jabari’s bound-to-be exciting NBA career via the many, ever-evolving links and items to be found upon his PeekYou profile.