Posted On: 09/7/18 11:28 AM

Last season, Hillcrest junior Parker Boyle helped his team advance to a state runner-up finish. Three days later, he underwent planned surgery on both of his feet.

The recovery process was supposed to take 12 weeks, and he was planning on playing summer grassroots ball. But that recovery process took longer than expected, and he’s still in boots now.

Boyle has been making the most of the situation, and has been swimming and biking to keep his cardio intact. He’s been doing upper body workouts and has been working on dribbling with his left-hand.

The good news is, he’ll be back and ready to go by November for his senior season with the Knights.

“I can not wait for senior year. We lost eight seniors, so we’re pretty much looking at a completely different team. So, I’ll be looking to be one of the main leaders. That’s why during the summer, I still tried to participate in everything,” said Boyle.

“My coach needs me to be a leader on the court, and to be someone he can trust with the ball and make things happen.”

Missing his 17U grassroots season wasn’t the plan, and his recruitment was stymied a bit as a result. But he’s been proactive, and there are two schools he’s been in contact with.

“I’ve been sending out highlight films and I’ve talked to two different coaches so far, Alaska-Anchorage and Black Hills State in South Dakota,” said Boyle.

“I was really looking forward to playing my 17U season, but hopefully I can have a big season coming up and college basketball will still happen.”