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Parker has bust written all over him.

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Parker is a great player. He is only a freshman so he still has some learning to do. Bust? Far from it. I watched a lot of Duke games this year and this kid can actually dominate a basketball game. I believe he will get in the gym and be back at Duke next season. Parker along with the new recruits coming in could be fun to watch next season.

 

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Parker will not be a bust, this thread is laughable.  He has all the offensive tools, where he lacks is defensively and conditioning which go hand in hand.  He was out of shape when he got to Duke due to injuries he had his senior year of high school.  When you are tired your game suffers on the defensive end first so that was his problem on D.  There is a great article in SI, when he and coach K are on the cover, that explains a lot.  It's a good read if you can find it.  My only issue with Parker is I think at times he wants to jack up 3's and that is not necessarily his game, especially when he is our leading rebounder and he takes himself out of the paint so he has no chance at an offensive rebound. Bust?  No way! 

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Parker will not be a bust, this thread is laughable.  He has all the offensive tools, where he lacks is defensively and conditioning which go hand in hand.  He was out of shape when he got to Duke due to injuries he had his senior year of high school.  When you are tired your game suffers on the defensive end first so that was his problem on D.  There is a great article in SI, when he and coach K are on the cover, that explains a lot.  It's a good read if you can find it.  My only issue with Parker is I think at times he wants to jack up 3's and that is not necessarily his game, especially when he is our leading rebounder and he takes himself out of the paint so he has no chance at an offensive rebound. Bust?  No way! 

 

Have you considered that the outside shot is part of his game, you were just playing him out of position all year?

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Have you considered that the outside shot is part of his game, you were just playing him out of position all year?

He did play out of position all year, no doubt, but he forced shooting 3's at times especially in the losses.  Can he hit them?  Yes but he took a lot of "bad" 3 pointers(early in the shot clock or with a defender in his face).  Hey he's a freshman and that is to be expected, but he lead the league in rebounds so with him playing the 4 we needed him down low not taking questionable 3 pointers.

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Lol your kidding yourself scrub, he's got IT.

Wiggins will be wayyyy better as a Pro!!!

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You can't judge a player off of one year. Sometimes it takes years to develop in any professional sport. If you think a few games can make a player a bust or not then you must be ignorant.

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