Clemson, Florida, Virginia and Virginia Tech were all represented at the Miller School (Charlottesville, VA) last week, which was the beginning of the fall contact period for Division 1 men’s basketball. Drawing interest from these schools is a newcomer to Miller, 6-6, 180-pound guard/forward Mychal Parker , a prospect out of Little Washington, North Carolina. One of the top ranked juniors in the country, Parker is in his first year at the Miller School.
“Mychal is new to the Miller School, so we’re still kind of building our relationship and earning trust with each other,” Miller School head coach Fred Wawner said. “Having seen him play in open gyms, the thing I’m excited about is his patience and willingness to fit in with the group. He has got athleticism that puts him at a very high level. As a guard, he is 6-5 or 6-6 and really long. And he has got that extra gear to get down the floor and make some things happen.”
Wawner is excited to add a player the caliber of Parker to his squad, which already boasts top talents such as senior forward Marshawn Powell. Parker will play the two-guard spot at Miller.
“I think there could be times where he could alternate between the 1, 2 or 3 positions, here and on the next level,” Wawner said. “He is a little better with the ball than I thought, so I think he has a pretty bright future in terms of being a multipurpose player. We are fortunate to have some talented guys here and that is something he is excited about. Mychal is a nice, well-mannered kid. He is very respectful. He takes direction and I think he will take criticism well. As a coach, that makes me excited to get to November.”
Scout.com has ranked Parker as the 25th overall junior in the country, while Rivals.com has him ranked #76. Many Division 1 college coaches know of the former Tar Heel state standout, who Coach Wawner doesn’t believe is close to making a college choice.
“He comes here with a lot of interest,” Wawner said. “We have a good relationship, but we are...
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