Parker, Duke rout Davidson

Updated: November 8, 2013

Durham, NC ( – Freshman phenom Jabari Parker poured in 22
points in his Duke debut, as the fourth-ranked Blue Devils defeated Davidson,
111-77, in the season opener for both teams at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Parker, regarded as the second-best prospect in the nation behind Kansas’
Andrew Wiggins, connected on 8-of-10 shots from the floor, including all three
of his 3-point tries, while adding six rebounds in the victory.

Sophomore Rodney Hood, who sat out last season after transferring from
Mississippi State to Duke in July of 2012, matched Parker with 22 points and
pulled down nine boards for the Blue Devils (1-0), who have won 102 straight
home games against non-conference opponents.

Duke, which won 30 games a year ago and advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s
Elite Eight, shot a scorching 70.4 percent from the field, including a 13-
of-21 mark from beyond the arc in the triumph.

De’Mon Brooks paced Davidson (0-1) with 24 points and Tom Droney donated 16
points for the Wildcats, who advanced to the NCAA Tournament for a second
straight season last year before losing to Marquette in the second round.