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Jabari Parker says he wants to be a teacher after his basketball career is over

Jabari Parker

Jabari Parker


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.

From Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune:

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.