Jabari Parker has been named first team All-America as announced today by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The Chicago native closed the year with an ACC-high 14 double-doubles, while averaging 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.DURHAM, N.C. – Duke freshman
Parker is joined on the first team by Nick Johnson (Arizona), Doug McDermott (Creighton), Shabazz Napier (Connecticut) and Nik Stauskas (Michigan). He was the lone freshman named to the first team and one of three freshman to earn All-America honors from the NABC this season.
With the first team All-America citation from the NABC, Parker inches closer to consensus first team All-America status. He is attempting to become the 15th consensus first team All-America under head coach Mike Krzyzewski and Duke’s first since Nolan Smith in 2011. Parker has already been named first team All-America by Sporting News, Sports Illustrated and the USBWA.
Parker’s outstanding freshman season included several milestones including becoming just the fourth freshman in ACC history to lead the league in rebounding. He scored 20 or more points in a game 18 times for the second-best freshman mark in conference history and concluded the year with 670 points to become just the third player in ACC history to score 650 or more points as a freshman.
Duke closed the year with a 26-9 record, including a 13-5 mark in ACC play. The Blue Devils went 17-0 at Cameron Indoor Stadium to extend their home win streak to 33 games and also knocked off four ranked opponents in 2013-14.
2014 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
Nick Johnson, Arizona, 6-3, 200, Junior, Guard, Gilbert, Ariz.
Doug McDermott, Creighton, 6-8, 225, Senior, Forward, Ames, Iowa
Shabazz Napier, Connecticut, 6-1, 180, Senior, Guard, Roxbury, Mass.
Jabari Parker, Duke, 6-8, 235, Freshman, Forward, Chicago, Ill.
Nik Stauskas, Michigan, 6-6, 205, Sophomore, Guard, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
2014 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
Cleanthony Early, Wichita State, 6-8, 219, Senior, Forward, Middletown, N.Y.
C.J. Fair, Syracuse, 6-8, 215, Senior, Forward, Baltimore, Md.
Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati, 6-4, 210, Senior, Guard, Yonkers, N.Y.
Russ Smith, Louisville, 6-0, 165, Senior, Guard, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Andrew Wiggins, Kansas, 6-8, 200, Freshman, Guard, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
2014 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM
Julius Randle, Kentucky, 6-9, 250, Freshman, Forward, Dallas, Texas
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, 6-4, 220, Sophomore, Guard, Flower Mound, Texas
Fred VanVleet, Wichita State, 5-11, 194, Sophomore, Guard, Rockford, Ill.
T.J. Warren, North Carolina State, 6-8, 215, Sophomore, Forward, Durham, N.C.
Scottie Wilbekin, Florida, 6-2, 176, Senior, Guard, Winter Haven, Fla.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, MO, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.com.