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Duke's Jabari Parker named Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year

Jabari Parker focused in ACC tournament
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Jabari Parker was named the Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the year on Monday. According to CBS Sports, Parker will receive the award on April 14 in Oklahoma City.

The Duke forward had plenty of competition to win the award in a highly touted freshman class. However, from the beginning of the season, Jabari Parker looked primed to become one of the top players in the country.

NCAA Tournament brackets released. Duke earns a three seed.

Kansas had two freshman vying for top honors. Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins had terrific seasons for the Jayhawks. Along with Syracuse’s Tyler Ennis and Kentucky’s Julius Randle, those five players make up the freshman All-American team.

Here is the NCAA tournament Bracket's South region preview.

Parker’s stellar play helped Duke reach the conference finals in the ACC tournament, yet he couldn’t get them over the hump in a rematch vs. Virginia. The Blue Devils finished third in the ACC with a (26-8) record.

Duke earned a No.3 seed in the NCAA tournament on Sunday in the Midwest region. They are part of a tough bracket, but Parker could have the biggest impact by a single player in the field.

Jabari Parker averages 19.3 points per game and 8.8 rebounds.

Duke faces No. 14 seed Mercer on Friday.


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