Posted On: 12/8/16 12:00 PM
Huber Heights Wayne point guard Deshon Parker received his first offer after his summer with All Ohio concluded, and still has plenty of time left to see his list grow.
It was Vermont which extended that first offer to the 6-foot-2 junior, and he identified three schools that could be next.
“Recruitment has picked up a lot,” said Parker. “Actually I got my first offer from Vermont back in July and then I probably have about 10-12 schools that have been contacting me — calling and texting — over the last few weeks.”
Akron, Radford and Cleveland State are three he says are in contact the most. And though he has no set plans to visit Vermont, he says he’d like to at some point.
“I’m going to try and get to Vermont, it’s not too close, but I’m going to try and get my way up there,” said Parker, who laid out his recruitment hopes.
“I’m just going to keep putting in the work and hope the best schools come to me and my work just pays off. And I hope that I choose a home and a place that likes me for who I am and that fits me well.”
A do-it-all floor-general, Parker went on to define his playing style to PHOH.
“My strengths are just getting everybody involved,” he said. “I’m not really a selfish kind of guy who just tries to go get his own points, but I can still score when I need to. Defensively I consider myself one of the best guards in the state, I pride myself on defense.”
Now a junior with the Warriors, Parker — Ohio’s 23rd-ranked 2018 — is going to play a much larger role this season.
“In years past we had a lot of seniors and I’d just need to get a couple buckets; I wasn’t really a main guy the last couple years. And this year we only have two seniors, so there’s going to be a lot more points on the board for me, and a lot of playing time. It’s going to be a great junior season,” said Parker.
“I’d like to average about 16 or 17 (points) per game, but as long as we’re getting the W, that’s cool with me.”