Jabari Parker leaving Duke

Duke's Jabari Parker (1) blocks North Carolina's Nate Britt during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

April 16, 2014 9:00:00 PM PDT
Duke University Men's Basketball Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski announced Thursday that freshman Jabari Parker will enter the 2014 NBA Draft.

"Jabari could not have been better," Krzyzewski said in part in a press release about Parker's decision. "He had a fantastic freshman year and is so deserving of the opportunity to play in the NBA and follow his dream. It was an honor for us to have him in our program and he will always be a part of our family here at Duke. We will be on the Jabari Parker team the rest of our lives and we know Jabari and his family will be on the Duke team for the rest of their lives."

Parker led Duke to a 26-9 record, a 13-5 mark in conference play and a trip to the ACC Championship game last season.