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Jabari Parker is best known for his basketball skills.
He was first drafted to the NBA in 2014. Since then, Parker has played for six professional basketball teams.
Parker's full name is Jabari Ali Parker. He grew up in a big family with two elder brothers, Darryl and Christian, and two elder sisters, Iman and Tilah. Jabari started playing basketball at an early age with his brother Christian and his cousin, Jay Parker. By second grade, he was good enough to be on the school team, but the age regulations made him wait a few more years until he reached grade five.
Jabari was quickly noticed on the courts, and he found himself with five Division I scholarship offers. Of these, he chose Simeon Career Academy as his high school with the aim of reaching the four state championships. By the time he finished middle school, he had received an invitation to the National Basketball Players Association Top 100 Camp.
His outstanding performance as a high school athlete got him drafted to the NBA in 2014.
Jabari started a college career at Duke and continued the game as a college player until he was picked for the NBA. Since 2014, Jabari has played for six NBA teams, including the Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, and Boston Celtics. He has been a national player for team USA.
Jabari Parker's net worth is valued at $20 million.
As a professional basketball player, Jabari's earnings vary from year to year. In 2021-22, he earned a salary of around $1 million.
Jabari Parker is 6 ft 7 in (203 cm) tall.
Jabari Parker is 27 years old as of 2022.
Jabari Parker was born to Folola Finau-Parker and Sonny Parker in 1995. He was the fifth of five children. Jabari spent his childhood in Chicago's South Shore community area. Jabari developed an interest in the sport from an early age. He often played with his siblings and cousins in the Hyde Park community area.
By fifth grade, he was playing in the middle school leagues and had five Division I scholarship offers. Parker shifted from the Robert A. Black Magnet Elementary school to Simeon Career Academy in high school.
Jabari attended one year of college at Duke University before signing with the NBA.
Jabari Parker is believed to be dating Logan West. Miss West crowned Miss Teen USA in 2012. News of their relationship was made public in 2016. The pair have been spotted attending events and church services together. As of 2022, there have been no news or public appearances and the status of their relationship cannot be confirmed.
Jabari Parker is best known for being a national player when the team won a gold medal and the USBWA National Freshman of the Year in 2013-2014.
Jabari Parker was part of the 2011 - 2012 American teams for the U16 and U17 championships. The team won a gold medal in both years.
Jabari finished high school by taking the Simeon High School team to four state championship victories after beating the Oak Hill team.
In 2014, after a year of college basketball with the Duke team, Parker was drafted to the NBA.
The Milwaukee Bucks selected him for the 2014 NBA Summer League as a Power Forward. He made his NBA debut with them in October and continued playing with them until the 2017-2018 season. The 2015-2016 season saw him setting a career-high score of 36 points in a game as well as having a foot injury.
From the Milwaukee Bucks, Jabari moved to the Chicago Bulls for the 2018-2019 season. He signed a two-year contract with the team but was dropped from rotation after one season.
In 2019, Parker, along with another NBA teammate, was traded to the Washington Wizards, where he scored a career-high of 15 rebounds in a single game.
In the middle of 2019, the basketball player moved from the Washington Wizards to the Atlanta Hawks team but didn’t see much playtime due to a shoulder injury.
The following year, he moved away from the Atlanta Hawks and played for the Sacramento Kings. He was waived by the team after a mere 27 minutes on court spread over nine games.
The Boston Celtics were the next team to pick up Jabari. He had a strong debut game, but injuries had lowered his scoring average. In October 2021, he was waived from the team and, despite negotiations, was not brought back to the roster.
Jabari Parker grew up with the concept of giving back to the community instilled in him as a family value. While he was in high school, Jabari volunteered with the Salvation Army.
The Jabari Parker Foundation is a charitable institution through which Jabari organizes free children's camps for basketball and life skills as well as food giveaways.
Jabari Parker won many awards during his college career. The basketball player was recognized as the ACC Rookie of the Week 10 times in his year with the Duke Blue Devils. He has also been voted for the ACC Freshman of the Year, USBWA National Freshman of the Year, and the 2013 Freshman All-American. This was preceded by many awards during his high school years.
Jabari is known to enjoy spending time on the basketball court. He is also a family man.
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