Courtesy of GoRedFoxes.com
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Marist head men’s basketball coach Mike Maker has announced the signing of Brian Parker to a National Letter of Intent. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Parker will join the Red Foxes as a true freshman for the 2015-16 season.
Brian Parker – 6-2 / 195 – Guard – Villa Angela St. Joseph’s High School / Cleveland, Ohio
Parker was named Northeast Lakes Region Division III Player of the Year in Ohio, Associated Press Division III Co-Player of the Year, and North Coast League-White Division Player of the Year last season. He helped lead his team to the Division III state championship game. Parker is a tough, strong guard who has the ability to play multiple positions. A left-hander, Parker is a solid all-around player who has a great feel for the game. Last season, he averaged 17.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.
Villa Angela St. Joseph’s has produced such athletes as London Fletcher, Mike Golic, Desmond Howard and Clark Kellogg.
Parker’s father, Brian Parker, was a standout at Cleveland State and the Vikings’ leading scorer in the 1989-90 season.
Coach Maker on Parker: “We are very excited to welcome Brian and his family to Marist College and our basketball program. He comes from a championship program, possesses a high basketball IQ and is a fierce competitor. Most importantly, he comes from a wonderful family and has been well-coached, which gives him a chance to make an immediate impact.”
Villa Angela St. Joseph’s Head Coach Babe Kwasniak on Parker: “Brian comes from a storied tradition here. He is as competitive of a human being as I’ve ever coached. I have no doubt that he could play at a higher level, but I think this is the best fit for him. As a coach, you want your players to go where they’re loved. I want to thank Brian, his family, Coach Maker, and his staff for including us in the recruiting process.”
The Marist men’s basketball team will play its home opener on Saturday, Nov. 22, when the Red Foxes host Army. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Tickets are available for sale on GoRedFoxes.com. For further information, please contact the Marist Ticket Office at (845) 575-3553.