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DURHAM, N.C. –

Duke freshman

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.

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.

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