NCAA Tournament loss. He was careless with the ball and struggled to NFL 18 Coins defend the smaller Mercer forwards out to the perimeter. He was late on rotations and helpless in trying to maneuver around screens. In the last minutes of the game, Krzyzewski subbed him out on defense.Take this play in the first half for example:Parker is out of position, too far towards the the rim and not close enough to his man


Jakob Gollon, who is a 38 percent three-point shooter.When Gollon catches the pass, Parker shows little effort to get out and contest the shot. It's OK if Parker doesn't know exactly where to be at all times on defense, but he has to show a better effort. This happened all game: he loafed around screens and meandered around the paint.


That's unacceptable, but it's also what we saw from Parker all year.To his credit, Parker played out of position at Duke. He can play power forward in small lineups, but he will need to play alongside a shot blocker. Duke tried playing him at center for stretches; an NBA team won't do that. Parker's defense is why Andrew Wiggins is ahead of him on our big board.


But his defense isn't broken: Parker is quicker laterally than he's given credit for, and he can stay in front of his man when he's engaged. He just needs to be locked in more often.Parker's best quality is his ability to create shots on offense. Against Mercer, he continued to attack the hoop, even when things were going wrong. He missed some open looks and turned the ball over four times, but it was nice to see that he was still driving to the hole.


Somewhere in the middle: Syracuse, February 22Stat line: 19 points, 6-of-8 shooting, 10 rebounds, one assist, one block.This was the type of performance we came to Buy Madden NFL 18 Coins expect from Parker: Scoring from all over the floor and good rebounding numbers. He did turn the ball over five times, but the