MILWAUKEE (AP) Rookie Jabari Parker speaks in the calm, measured tones of a 10-year veteran. A polished demeanor exudes confidence, while a strong work ethic draws respect from his new NBA teammates.
The Milwaukee Bucks' 19-year-old forward seems ready for the off-court attention that comes with being a cornerstone for a franchise in transition. Now it's time to show if he can play ball.
"I am nervous. It is a stretch, 82 games. I'm not really used to doing it," said the one-and-done star from Duke. "But looking forward to it. If I want to be in this league a long time, I just have to throw myself into the fire."