Duke's Parker Named To Naismith Midseason Top 30 List

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke freshman Jabari Parker was named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 List as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club Thursday. Parker is one of six freshman and one of four players from the Atlantic Coast Conference on the list.

Parker enters this weekend's game against Maryland (Saturday – 6pm – ESPN) averaging a team-leading 19.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. He is second in the ACC in scoring, while leading the conference in rebounds and double-doubles (eight). The Chicago, Ill., native has scored 20 or more points in a game 14 times this season, which is tied for fourth-most by a freshman in ACC history.

Parker has been honored as the ACC Player of the Week twice on the year, while also garnering ACC Rookie of the Week accolades seven times. In his last outing, an 89-68 road win over Boston College, Parker set career-high in points (29), field goals (12) and rebounds (16). He also added three blocks versus the Eagles to become just the fourth player in Duke history to record 25-or-more points, 15-or-more rebounds and three-or-more blocks in a game.

Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30

Kyle Anderson Sophomore Guard-Forward UCLA Pac-12

Keith Appling Senior Guard Michigan State Big Ten

Cameron Bairstow Senior Forward New Mexico Mountain West

James Bell Senior Guard Villanova Big East

Bryce Cotton Senior Guard Providence Big East

Cleanthony Early Senior Forward Wichita State Missouri Valley

Melvin Ejim Senior Forward Iowa State Big 12

Joel Embiid Freshman Center Kansas Big 12

Tyler Ennis Freshman Guard Syracuse ACC

C.J. Fair Senior Forward Syracuse ACC

Aaron Gordon Freshman Forward Arizona Pac-12

Gary Harris Sophomore Guard Michigan State Big Ten

Joe Jackson Senior Guard Memphis American Athletic

Nick Johnson Junior Guard Arizona Pac-12

DeAndre Kane Senior Guard Iowa State Big 12

Sean Kilpatrick Senior Guard Cincinnati American Athletic

Roy Devyn Marble Senior Guard Iowa Big Ten

Doug McDermott Senior Forward Creighton Big East

Shabazz Napier Senior Guard Connecticut American Athletic

Jabari Parker Freshman Forward Duke ACC

Lamar Patterson Senior Forward Pittsburgh ACC

Casey Prather Senior Forward Florida SEC

Julius Randle Freshman Forward Kentucky SEC

Marcus Smart Sophomore Guard Oklahoma State Big 12

Russ Smith Senior Guard Louisville American Athletic

Nik Stauskas Sophomore Guard Michigan Big Ten

Xavier Thames Senior Guard San Diego State Mountain West

Fred VanVleet Sophomore Guard Wichita State Missouri Valley

Andrew Wiggins Freshman Guard Kansas Big 12

Chaz Williams Senior Guard Massachusetts Atlantic 10


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