Jabari Parker shares hidden -- and tasty -- talent with Duke fans
MAR 04, 2014 2:09p ET
Duke freshman sensation Jabari Parker may well be destined for a fantastic NBA career. But if basketball doesn't work out for him, perhaps a culinary career is in his future.
Parker recently showed off his generosity -- and his baking skills -- in a video released by the university.
In it, Parker is shown making several trays of his "Jabari Bars" and then handing out the dessert treats to students who are camped out for tickets to Saturday's game vs. archrival North Carolina.
After all, those fans in Krzyzewskiville tents are hungry -- and not just for a win over the Tar Heels.
In the video, Parker says he's been making his Jabari Bars since seventh grade.
"One thing about my dessert, it helps your handles because you've gotta squish all these graham crackers," Parker says in the video. "My wrists are getting tired already."
So what else is in a Jabari Bar, aside from graham crackers? Well, butter, apparently. Lots of it. As for the rest of the recipe?
"The ingredients are top-secret," Parker says.
While some hoops fans may wonder about the connection between basketball and baking, Parker says he actually sees a lot of similarities.
"I don't use a lot of measuring cups, so it's all about sight. It's all about feel. It's all about being aware," he tells the camera.
But for anyone worried that the NBA Draft may lose one of its brightest stars to culinary school, it seems as if there's little danger of that happening. When a student asks Parker whether he considers himself a good cook, the star answers honestly.
"No, I can bake just one thing, and that's it."
Give yourself a little credit, Jabari. Those treats look delicious!