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18 Under 18: Jabari Parker

The nation's No. 1 junior draws comparisons to Carmelo Anthony and Paul Pierce

Updated: February 28, 2012, 8:41 PM ET
By Michael Grimala | ESPNHS Magazine

ESPNHS honors 18 male teen athletes who are doing remarkable things on the field, in the classroom and in their communities. Click here to read about them.

"I think he can be one of the best basketball players that ever lived." That's how Simeon (Chicago, Ill.) coach Robert Smith describes his 17-year-old junior forward.

And Smith knows what he's talking about -- he's coached players like NBA MVP Derrick Rose, a Simeon alum. Jabari Parker, the No. 1 player in the ESPNU ...

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