Family keeps Jabari Parker grounded

Following in the footsteps of Derrick Rose, Simeon star stays humble in spotlight

Updated: February 19, 2011, 4:23 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Lola Parker was stunned.

For two weeks, she had been trying to get her son Jabari Parker, a soft-spoken, 6-foot-8 basketball star-in-the-making, to talk to a coach on the phone. She couldn't understand his reticence, but he's just a kid.

This coach hails from Chicago and coaches a quaint, little private university in North Carolina. His name is Mike Krzyzewski.

So when she got them connected, on her husband's cell phone because Jabari didn't have ...

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