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    Default Jabari Parker: "Best high school basketball player since LeBron"

    Sports Illustrated's May 21 issue features Parker on the cover and an impressive spread on the inside, with a story proclaiming Parker the "best high school basketball player since LeBron James" whose faith is more important to him than instant NBA stardom.

    The story also quotes Parker as being conflicted as to whether he will embark on a two-year mission when he turns 19, like thousands of other Mormon men, including his older brother.

    "When he came home from his mission, we talked a lot about it," Parker says. "I want to go. But I have doubts. The NBA is the biggest dream of basketball players, and I'm not different."
    Source: Chicago Tribune

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    Interesting. Not too many African Americans are Mormons. Those million dollar contracts over a couple of years addup. Dont blame the young fellow. He can still give in a monetary way to help those less fortunate.

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    I don't have a clue about the religion besides what I learned from Southpark. What is this mission should he choose to accept?

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    Quote Apollo wrote: View Post
    I don't have a clue about the religion besides what I learned from Southpark. What is this mission should he choose to accept?
    I'm not sure but if I see smoke coming from computer in a few seconds, I'm blaming you.

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    Ha Ha. Just got home form the video store with "Ghost Protocol."

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    I thought Andrew wiggins was the best high school player? i was hear a lot of comparisons to guys like Pippen, LeBron, and Durant

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    i learnt all i know about mormonism from orgasmo. pretty sure the mission is the door to door conversion work they do before they get into pornography

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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    I thought Andrew wiggins was the best high school player? i was hear a lot of comparisons to guys like Pippen, LeBron, and Durant
    Andrew Wiggins is 2014 Consensus #1 Prospect. Many feel Wiggins will be a #1 Overall Pick when it's all said and done.
    And he's Repping Canada at the FIBA Americas U18 next month too.


    Jabari Parker is Consensus 2013 #1 Prospect.
    Last edited by Joey; Thu May 17th, 2012 at 09:16 AM.
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    Quote joey_hesketh wrote: View Post
    Andrew Wiggins is 2014 Consensus #1 Prospect. Many feel Wiggins will be a #1 Overall Pick when it's all said and done.
    And he's Repping Canada at the FIBA Americas U18 next month too.


    Jabari Parker is Consensus 2013 #1 Prospect.
    oh ok i see. I'll watch it next month

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    Andrew Wiggins is older than Jabari Parker by two months and is considering reclassification to the the class of 2013 as Nerlens Noel pushed his high school graduation up a year this winter.

    However, here's the problem with the Sports Illustrated cover and declaration: he's not even the best high school basketball player right now. Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 player in the class of 2014, is better suited to wear the “next LeBron” hat. The Canadian forward has a ceiling that is out of this world, as he continues to expand his game and utilize his unbelievable athleticism in different ways.

    There are rumors that Wiggins might reclassify to the class of 2013; if he does, I would guess that most of the major services and rankings would put him No. 1 ahead of Parker. As a result, it's difficult for me to agree with Parker being the best since LeBron.
    Source: http://www.cbssports.com/collegebask...r-since-lebron

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    Andrew Wiggins is older than Jabari Parker by two months and is considering reclassification to the the class of 2013 as Nerlens Noel pushed his high school graduation up a year this winter.



    Source: http://www.cbssports.com/collegebask...r-since-lebron
    Hmm great find Stretch.

    Some delicious food for thought.
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    Imagine if we get Wiggins, that would be out of this world awesome.

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    Quote Miekenstien wrote: View Post
    i learnt all i know about mormonism from orgasmo. pretty sure the mission is the door to door conversion work they do before they get into pornography
    Lol what a brutal movie. I don't remember if I turned it off or if I actually finished it...

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