Jabari Parker Mormons in Sports
Jabari Parker – Famous Mormons in Sports
Jabari Ali Parker is an American basketball player who recently completed his college career for Duke University. Parker was a standout high school athlete, helping his team win four straight state championships for Simeon Career Academy, and was named the National High School Player of the Year by Gatorade and McDonald’s.
In his freshman year at Duke in 2013-2014, he was named a Consensus First-Team All-American, the USBWA National Freshman of the Year, and the runner-up for the John R. Wooden Award (College Player of the Year).
Parker is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a native of Chicago, Illinois, and the son of former NBA player Sonny Parker.