Posted On: 05/28/21 10:35 PM

Parker Friedrichsen Parker Friedrichsen 6'4" | SG Bixby | 2023 State OK | Tulsa Hawks
6’4” SG Bixby ’23

It’s hardly a surprise anymore when Friedrichsen bursts for a high-scoring early performance; in fact, he’s made somewhat of a habit of it.

The junior scored 13 of Tulsa Hawks’ first 17 points Friday night in a last-minute loss against KC spurs. He finished the night with 31 points, including six triples. In that match, he displayed, of course, his shooting talents, but also a more obscure facet of his game: his speed.

Especially out of the corner, Friedrichsen gets out of a stationary position swiftly, often leaving defenders on their heels. With his height, it’s almost effortless against most competition for him to contend at the rim and at least draw a foul.

His attack-mindedness is also evolving across the summer, before the eyes of his coaches, teammates and even dull media bums like me. Friedrichsen, though he never lacked the skill, was not always as decisive as he was Friday night

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