LeBron & Kobe turn out to watch 18-year-old Duke's starlet

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Widely considered to be perhaps the best rising prospect in basketball, you’d think that Duke University’s Jabari Parker has enough pressure on his shoulders.

Surely it can’t help then for him to have to play under the watchful eye of NBA legends Kobe Bryant and LeBron James?

Regardless, that’s exactly what he did as the likes of Bryant, James and Dwayne Wade all made the trip to watch the Duke Blue Devils take on the Miami Hurricanes.

And the 18-year-old did not disappoint, scoring 17 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks as his side beat the Hurricanes 67-46.

Parker is widely expected to be amongst the top picks for this year’s NBA draft as he’s averaged 18.9 points and 7.6 rebounds so far this campaign.

The youngster was quick to acknowledge the presence of James and co. who were also joined by the owner of the Miami Heat and members of the LA Lakers.

"It was blessing to see that they look out for the little guys in this basketball fraternity," Parker said.

"To tell you the truth, I'm focused on our guys. But you're a kid and you're going to look up at them every once in a while."

There are certain scouts who remain sceptical of Parker’s ultimate potential but, if the attention paid to him thus far is anything to go by, he’s almost a certainty to be plying his trade in the NBA as of next season.

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