Parker averaged 22.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.7 blocks with a double-double against UNC Asheville and 20 points in all three games. He shot .574 (27-of-47) from the field and .429 (3-of-7) from three-point range for the week with at least eight made field goals and one three-pointer in each contest.
Against UNC Asheville, Parker totaled 21 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, a block and a steal in 19 minutes of action as the Blue Devils defeated the Bulldogs 91-55 in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off. He followed with another 21-point outing in the next round in an 83-74 win over East Carolina, adding nine rebounds, two assists and a career-high six blocks.
Parker's biggest performance of the week came Sunday evening when he scored 26 points in a 91-90 win against Vermont. He scored 13 of 15 Duke points during a seven-plus minute stretch in the second half in which Vermont scored 17 to maintain an 81-79 lead. His alley-oop dunk from Rasheed Sulaimon at the 3:11 mark tied the game at 81-81, allowing Duke to hold on until Rodney Hood hit the game-winning free throw with five seconds left. Parker finished with nine rebounds, two steals, a block and an assist in 35 minutes to extend his streak of consecutive 20-point games to six.
Parker's streak of six consecutive 20-point games to open his career is the longest by a Division I freshman since Indiana's Eric Gordon had six to start the 2007-08 season. It is the second longest streak by a Duke player to open a season, trailing only the 10-game tear Art Heyman – then a junior – had at the start of the 1961-62 season.
The Blue Devils will turn to Parker once again this Wednesday, Nov. 27, in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off against Alabama in Madison Square Garden. The game tips off at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN. With a win, Duke would move on to face the winner of Arizona and Drexel Friday.