Grant Hill: “Jabari Parker Is More Than NBA Ready”


Former Duke legend and NBA great Grant Hill provided some complimentary analysis of current Blue Devils frosh, Jabari Parker.

Hill,  a former colleg star and 19-year NBA veteran, told the Sporting News that “Parker is the real deal,” and that “he’s more than NBA ready” at this point.

On Parker’s NBA readiness: “But he is as close to being an NBA prospect right now as you’re going to find in college. He is the real deal. He is talented, he is a good person. The thing that impressed me is the way he uses his size and strength—he is NBA-ready, physically. He is a special player and I think he will be a great NBA player.”

On Parker’s NBA assets: “He is versatile, he can do a number of things and he might be the most skilled player in college basketball and the most versatile. He is unselfish, he can score in the post, he can score from the perimeter. He has those skills. He is a really good kid who is just absorbing as much as he can and I think he is a can’t-miss at the next level.”

The versatility is definitely Parker’s saving grace up to this point.

He’s not a tweener, and truly has the raw ability to play multiple positions.