Stats: 18.8 PPG, 8.9 RPG, 1.4 BPG
Not only does Jabari Parker have the best chance to do a Carmelo Anthony impersonation this March, but he even has the same silky smooth game. Parker is too quick for big men, too big for smaller wing players, and does everything with ease. Few freshmen have ever been the face of the Duke Basketball program, but Parker has been the man since day one. To top it all off, he has a great deal of momentum going into March Madness coming fresh off a big win against Syracuse.
Similar to Carmelo in college, Parker has good pieces surrounding him so that the opposing teams are not fixated on just stopping him. Rodney Hood could be his version of Hakim Warrick and if he continues to break out, and Rasheed Sulaimon could be his Gerry McNamara. But make no mistake about it, if Duke goes far in the tournament, it will be because of Parker’s ability to dominate like Carmelo did in 2003.