Report: Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid will not attend the NBA scouting combine
Top NBA draft prospects Joel Embiid and Jabari Parker plan to skip the league's annual scouting combine, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Both Embiid and Parker left school after their freshman year, and are seen as potential number one picks for next month's draft.
Parker led the Duke Blue Devils with 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game in his one season with the team, and was the country's top prospect coming out of high school. Parker is planning on participating in private workouts for lottery teams before the draft.
Embiid put up 11.2 points and 8.1 rebounds a game for the Kansas Jayhawks in addition to averaging 2.6 blocks, but was shut down towards the end of last season due to a stress fracture in his back. Wojnarowski reports that the 6-foot-11 center has not yet been cleared for full contact drills after having surgery to repair the injury.
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