Jabari Parker has been forced to watch from the sidelines as the Bucks are on the verge of getting swept in the first round by the Bulls, having suffered a torn ACL early on in his rookie year. But the No. 2 pick in the 2014 draft has been keeping a positive attitude about his future, and even said he wants to be a middle-school teacher after his playing days are over.
Parker plans to return (to Duke) each summer to earn his degree, even if it takes seven or more years. […] “I have dreams after basketball,” he said. “I want to be a (middle-school) history teacher. I don’t aspire to be the richest man. I just want to give a piece of my knowledge to these kids one day.”
That’s extremely cool and not something you typically hear from someone who could be as big a star as Parker. But first, he has a basketball career to finish, and an extremely promising one at that.