Bucks select Jabari Parker #2 overall
With the #2 overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Bucks selected Jabari Parker. The First Team All-American and ACC Freshman of the Year out of Duke University led the Blue Devils with 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. A former Gatorade National High School Player of the Year and hyped as one of the most NBA-ready players in the draft, Parker will look to make an immediate impact on a young Bucks roster. However, his selection also casts the futures of the Bucks’ other big men – John Henson and Ersan Ilyasova, in particular – into doubt. He and Giannis Antetokounmpo form a young, poential-filled tandem for the Bucks to build around.
The Cleveland Cavaliers selected Andrew Wiggins with the #1 overall pick, and the Philadelphia 76ers picked Kansas big man Joel Embiid at #3.
More to come as the night progresses. The Bucks also have the #31, 36 and 48 picks.