With the NBA preseason wrapping up and the regular season starting next week, we take a look at how some of the most notable former Blue Devil standouts are faring in the NBA. Check back with the Blue Zone each week for a Duke in the NBA update.
Jabari Parker, Milwaukee Bucks: In seven preseason games so far, the second overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft has averaged 15.1 points and 6.29 rebounds per game. The Bucks hoped he would come in and be an immediate impact. Parker has shown this preseason that he is ready to lead the Bucks as a rookie. With 13 points and six rebounds against the Knicks Oct. 20 and 18 points and 9 rebounds against the Timberwolves on the two days later, Parker has been the offensive weapon the Bucks front office imagined. With only two turnovers over that same span, Parker is committed to not making mistakes. The Bucks will count on Parker at small forward when the season starts next week... Read more