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Duke's Jabari Parker after loss to Mercer: Career is 'incomplete'

 Jabari Parker missed 10 of his 14 shots in Duke's 78-71 upset loss to 14th seeded Mercer. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) Jabari Parker missed 10 of his 14 shots in Duke's 78-71 upset loss to 14th-seeded Mercer. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Duke forward Jabari Parker's outstanding freshman season came to a quick end with his team's upset at the hands of No. 14 seed Mercer at the NCAA tournament.

Parker, who is considered a top prospect for the NBA Draft should he forego his final three seasons of eligibility, told the media after the game that he felt his career is incomplete, according to ESPN.

Parker scored 14 points against Mercer on 4-14 shooting in 28 minutes for the third-seeded Blue Devils. Parker averaged 19.3 points and 8.8 rebounds this season for Duke, earning ACC Freshman of the Year honors.

He said the loss could affect his decision on whether he comes back for his sophomore season.

Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart came back for his sophomore season after the Cowboys lost in the second round of 2013 NCAA Tournament to Oregon, but said he needed to work on aspects of his game.

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