The 2015 Rookie of the Year

By Yusuf Gadlin

This is my 2015 rookie of the year:  Young Jabari Parker will take the NBA world by storm this upcoming season for the Milwaukee Bucks.

Jabari will rejuvenate a franchise that is in need of a fresh face and a player that can pack the Bradley Center. I have no doubt Parker will make a smooth transition from the collegiate game to the pros.

At Duke Parker averaged 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds. As a result he was named Freshmen of the Year and dubbed the most NBA ready prospect coming out of college.  This skilled player draws comparisons to Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony.

For me personally, Jabari is definitely closer to Carmelo Anthony with the way he executes crossovers and pull up jumpers after a series of hesitation dribbles.

Parker is from Chicago and played high school basketball at powerhouse Simeon Career Academy, the same school that produced Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose.

Miami Heat superstar Dwayne Wade took to Twitter to let the world know Parker has special written all over him.  I completely agree.  It will be a joy to watch Parker play in the NBA for years to come. He is one of many fresh faces that will make their mark in a league that is searching for someone to carry the torch for the next 15 years.

 

There is no question Parker can be that face if he continues to keep his humble attitude and stays committed to perfecting his craft.

 

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