Jabari Parker lauded, Andrew Wiggins overlooked in 2014 NBA rookie survey

Jabari Parker

Parker's peers see him as the most likely rookie to succeed in the NBA.

The NBA has conducted its annual rookie survey, where the league's newest faces vote on their own draft class in a number of categories.

In the 2014 draft, one of the strongest in recent memory, two players have been hyped more than any other - Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker.

Wiggins was selected first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Milwaukee Bucks took Parker with the second pick, but the 2014 rookie class believes the former Duke man is set to star in the NBA.

Of the 35 rookies who took part in the survey, 52.8% voted for Parker to win Rookie of the Year, with Wiggins tied with Doug McDermott for second place on just 8.3%.

When it came to voting on which player will have the best career it was another landslide in Parker's favour. He took 45.9%, with Wiggins tied for fourth with Zach LaVine on just 5.4%.

It is no surprise that Parker is highly rated by his draft class - he was widely considered the most NBA-ready prospect available this offseason.

The gap between the top two picks in the eyes of their peers, however, is alarming.

Wiggins is widely regarded as a project who won't be an elite player for at least a few years, but most experts consider him to have a higher ceiling than Parker.

The rookies, however, clearly feel that the former Kansas man will never fulfil his enormous potential.

Part of that could be due to his involvement in the almost inevitable Kevin Love trade. If Wiggins stays with the Cavaliers he will have the chance to develop alongside the best player in the NBA on a super-athletic roster that will play to his strengths.

But in all likelihood he will be shipped to Minnesota to play for a lottery team with a young roster and no elite players.

Of course, Wiggins could thrive as the face of the Timberwolves and turn his massive upside into a dominant all-around game. If their fellow rookies are to believed, however, the smart money is on Parker being one of the best players in the NBA when all is said and done.