Just five games into his college career, it's already frighteningly obvious that Duke freshman Jabari Parker is different from you, me, his teammates, his opponents, and every other college player in the country.
He's different for a couple of reasons, none more obvious than the fact that he is a grown-ass man. At 6-foot-8, 235 pounds, Parker is every bit as big as LeBron James was out of high school, every bit as big as Carmelo Anthony is now. He doesn't belong here, in college, playing against teenagers. That alone doesn't make him unique. After all, other star players like freshmen Andrew Wiggins and Julius Randle and sophomore point guard Marcus Smart are grown-ass men, too. But no one, right now, is doing more with what they were given than Parker.