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Larry Drew sees Kobe Bryant qualities in Parker

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(WNFL)- Bucks' coach Larry Drew says Jabari Parker has some of the same attributes as Kobe Bryant when he was coming up with the Lakers. The Bucks drafted the 19-year-old Parker with the second overall pick in last night's NBA Draft. He's scheduled to make an appearance today at the Milwaukee Public Market downtown. Drew said Parker showed that he wants the ball during tight situations -- and unlike a lot of other players, he's not afraid to fail. Drew said the Duke forward has a very high skill set, can play well with his back to the hoop, and can shoot it out to the three-point line. The Bucks' coach expects Parker to be a "go-to guy" and make other players better as a "willing passer." Drew said that when hes watched Parker work out before the draft, he saw him as a person who in his words, "will be able to bring some credibility back to this franchise." Drew could have as many as three teenagers on his bench this season -- Parker, second-year forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, and French forward Damien Inglis whom the Bucks took in the second round last night. All three are 19. The coach called them "three young pups who can get up and down the floor, and play an exciting brand of basketball." He says they pose a challenge, and he'll "embrace" it.

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