Parker Named to AP All-America First Team

Jabari Parker

Duke freshman Jabari Parker was named to the Associated Press All-America Team, earning his sixth All-America first team citation from a major outlet.

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke freshman Jabari Parker was named to the Associated Press All-America Team, earning his sixth All-America first team citation from a major outlet.

Parker is a unanimous All-America first team selection, receiving that honor from Sporting News, Sports Illustrated, National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) and the Wooden Award. Additionally, he is also a finalist for the Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award.

Parker led Duke to a 26-9 record, a 13-5 mark in conference play and a trip to the ACC Championship game. The 6-8, 235-pound forward from Chicago, Ill., averaged 19.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.2 assists per game while setting or tying Duke freshman records for points (670), points per game, rebounds (306), double-doubles (14), free throws made (160), free throws attempted (214), dunks (61), double-figure scoring games (33), 20-point games (18) and double-doubles (14).

The ACC Rookie of the Year, Parker is the 16th consensus first team All-America selection under head coach Mike Krzyzewski and Duke's first since Nolan Smith in 2010-11.

Rounding out the Associated Press All-America Team were Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati), Doug McDermott (Creighton), Shabazz Napier (Connecticut) and Russ Smith (Louisville). Parker received 55 first-team votes and 303 points, totals that railed only McDermott.

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