With 19 points and 10 rebounds Jabari Parker was able to make his presence felt during Duke’s 66-60 win over Syracuse. Parker threw down this ridiculous tip jam over two defenders to give Duke the momentum they needed down the stretch to pull off the victory!
Today was the much talked about rematch between Syracuse and Duke. The game was a great one but it ended with a controversial charge call which could’ve sent CJ Fair to the line to put Syracuse up by 1 with 11 seconds left. Instead the call made Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim go crazy and get two technical fouls which led to an ejection and a Duke victory.
Duke guard, Quinn Cook always plays with a chip on his shoulder and flare. A quick drive to the basket and a spin allows him to throw a beautiful pass to Jabari Parker for the And-1!
Duke had a very tough game today against Vermont, with very little highlights. Of course the super freshman Jabari Parker will find his way into the highlights on Sportscenter with this tip jam off a missed shot!
The Duke freshman pushed his 20 point streak to 5 games as the kid scored 21 points against East Carolina tonight. In a tight game Jabari Parker, forced a bad shot, grabbed the rebound and took on the whole East Carolina team down the court for a thunderous dunk! He joins Kevin Durant, Eric Gordon and Michael Beasley as the only freshman with 20+ points in each of their first 5 games within the last 10 years.
Here’s some highlights from last nights battle.
Last night was one of the best nights in college basketball, which calls for the best two players in the country to face each other. Lets just say both of these kids didn’t disappoint. The media buzz was in hyper mode before the game even started and Jabari Parker played the first half like a man on a mission. Jabari hit 3 after 3, floater after floater, and mid range after mid range. He finished the first half with 19 points on 6-10 shooting. As for Wiggins, he started the game in foul trouble picking up two quick fouls which landed him on the bench with only 6 points.
The second half is where things got interesting as Jabari cooled off and only hits 3 of 10 shots while Andrew heated up for 16 points to lead the Jayhawks to a 94-83 victory. The score doesn’t do the game justice as it was a 2 point game with just over 2 minutes left. Wiggins came up clutch in those final two minutes with a step-back jumper to go up 4 and then a fast break lay up for an and-one that fouled out Jabari Parker. In the end both of these kids played great but only one team could win and that was Kansas. I’m just happy this is only the first week of college basketball!
The top 3 freshman in the nation will get to show the world what they’ve got tonight. The big 3 include Andrew Wiggins from Kansas, Jabari Parker from Duke and Julius Randle from Kentucky.
Andrew Wiggins, the projected number one pick in this years draft will get to show what all the hype is about as he faces Duke and Jabari Parker. In Parker’s first game against Davidson he recorded 22 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. While Wiggins put up 16 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists against ULM. Kansas vs Duke airs at 10pm ET on ESPN.
With two games under his belt Julius Randle is averaging 22.5 points and 14.5 rebounds. Surprisingly, about half of his points are coming from the free throw line. Randle and #1 Kentucky face #2 Michigan State tonight on ESPN at 7:30 ET.
Jabari Parker, Duke freshman had a great first game of his collegiate career. Parker had 22 points in 23 minutes of play, while adding 6 rebounds, 2 assists and a block. Two of his points coming from a great alley-oop pass from junior guard, Quinn Cook who finished with 8 assists and 21 points. The Blue Devils won 111-77 against Davidson. Looks like the former Wildcat, Stephen Curry, will have to hand over 2 boxes of Sour Patch Kids to the younger former Blue Devil, Seth Curry.