MILWAUKEE -- Oh, Jabari.
After getting drafted No. 2 overall by the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night, Jabari Parker, practically a one-name superstar in Chicago as a high schooler, declared himself "an underdog" at his introductory press conference Friday morning in downtown Milwaukee.
Is he trying to one-up his fellow Simeon grad Derrick Rose? Could we have a Humble-Off brewing in the Central Division?
"I put in a lot hard work to be in this situation," Parker said at a news conference at the Milwaukee Public Market. "It wasn't given to me. I didn't have lot of hype. Everything was earned. I want to keep that mentality, as coming in as an underdog. I'm coming to an underdog program."
Parker did work hard and the Bucks are truly an underdog program. But he's been hyped with good reason.
The 6-foot-8, sweet-shooting Parker is an elite scorer with superstar potential. He could be the most famous Wisconsin athlete this side of Aaron Rodgers.