MEN’S BASKETBALL ADDS VETERAN JOSH PARKER

MEN’S BASKETBALL
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
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MEN’S BASKETBALL ADDS VETERAN JOSH PARKER

LANGLEY, British Columbia – The Trinity Western men’s basketball team added a valuable veteran to its roster over the Christmas break as Spartans coach Scott Allen announced the signing of 29-year-old point guard Josh Parker (Spokane, Wash.) Thursday.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound transfer student, who graduated from Spokane’s Ferris High School in 2002 will join the Spartans in January as a fourth-year student-athlete.

Following his high school graduation, Parker spent his first three years of post-secondary school at both Spokane Community College (SCC), from 2002-2004, and Whitworth University, from 2004-2006.

In his first year with SCC, Parker was named an All Region First Team All-Star and was the team’s MVP. In his second year at SCC, he was the team captain and went on to earn both the Art Feiro Award, for the top male scholar athlete in the NWAACC (Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges), and the SCC Walter S. Johnson Award, which is granted for exemplary leadership both on and off the basketball court.

While at SCC, Parker averaged 18 points, five assists and six rebounds per game.

While his on-court prowess was certainly impressive, Parker was also successful in the classroom, as he had a 3.8 GPA at SCC and a 3.74 GPA at Whitworth. Upon graduating from Whitworth, he received a bachelor’s degree in business management and a minor in biblical studies. He plans to continue to pursue biblical studies at TWU.    

“I am attending TWU for the opportunity to compete on the basketball court again and further my education,” Parker said.

Since graduating from Whitworth, Parker has been working as the college age and high school youth pastor at Arise Church, in Spokane.

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Last Updated: 2013-01-23
Author: Mark Janzen