Duke's Parker Wins Freshman Award


ST. LOUIS (AP) - Duke forward Jabari Parker has won the Wayman Tisdale Award, presented by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association to the nation's top freshman.

The 6-foot-8 Parker is second in the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring (19.3) and leads the league in rebounding (8.8). He has scored in double figures in 17 straight games and in 32 of 34 games this season, breaking the Duke freshman record held by Gene Banks and Luol Deng.

Joining Parker on the USBWA's freshman All-America team are: Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins of Kansas, Tyler Ennis of Syracuse and Julius Randle of Kentucky.

Parker will receive the award, named for the late Oklahoma All-American, in Oklahoma City on April 14.


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