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Raising a superstar: Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker

Ever curious about what goes into parenting the #1 player in the country through all the ups and downs of the media and recruiting attention? For Jabari Parker it's no secret that his parents have played an active role in helping him navigate through the recruiting process. TDD's Steve Clark sat down with Mr. & Mrs. Parker to discuss the evolution of Jabari the person as well as the player.

One on one with Lola Parker: TDD: When did Jabari first start playing basketball, and when did you know that he had a special talent? He started playing when he was five years old, but I knew he had a special gift when he was seven. At seven he was playing with kids who were 10 years old, but it wasn't that he was quicker or stronger or faster than those kids…he was beating them because of... Recommended Stories

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