DURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood added to their list of awards today when the tandem was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 2 Team. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, 252 student-athletes from 25 districts are now eligible for the NABC Coaches’ Division I All-America Team.
Parker was tabbed as a first team selection joined by C.J. Fair (Syracuse), T.J. Warren (NC State), Marcus Paige (North Carolina) and K.J. McDaniels (Clemson). Hood headlines a second team that includes Tyler Ennis (Syracuse), Lamar Patterson (Pittsburgh), Malcolm Brogden (Virginia) and Joe Harris (Virginia).
Parker enters this weekend’s ACC Tournament averaging 19.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game, while shooting 48.7 percent from the field. The Chicago, Ill., native leads the ACC in rebounds and double-doubles (14), while ranking second in scoring, double-figure scoring games (28) and 20-point games (16). His 16 20-point games is tied for second-most by a freshman in league history, while his 14 double-doubles have matched a Duke rookie record. Parker is coming off his best game as a Blue Devil, scoring 30 points and grabbing 11 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double in Saturday’s 93-81 win over No. 14 North Carolina. He became the first freshman in Duke history and the fifth player under Coach K to record 30 or more points and 10 or more rebounds in a game.
Hood collects second team honors after averaging 16.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game during the regular season. He has scored in double figures 27 times, including 10 games with 20 or more points scored. The Meridian, Miss., native ranks among the league leaders in scoring (8th), field goal percentage (4th- .480), free throw percentage (t-6th - .819), three-point percentage (2nd - .425) and three-point field goals (6th – 2.10).
Hood, the first transfer into Duke to garner all-league honors in his first season of eligibility, has made a three-point field goal in 28 consecutive games with two or more threes in a game 20 times this season.
Duke opens ACC Tournament play Friday, March 14 with a 9 pm quarterfinal game against either Clemson, Boston College or Georgia Tech.
NABC All-District 2 Teams
Jabari Parker, Duke
C.J. Fair, Syracuse
T.J. Warren, NC State
Marcus Paige, North Carolina
K.J. McDaniels, Clemson
Tyler Ennis, Syracuse
Lamar Petterson, Pittsburgh
Rodney Hood, Duke
Malcom Brogdon, Virginia
Joe Harris, Virginia