Skyhawk Men's Basketball | Preston Parks
|Height/Weight||6-1 - 175 lbs.|
BEFORE UTM: Joined the Skyhawks in January 2018 after spending the last two seasons at The Citadel, where he was named the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year in 2016-17...Was named a Preseason All-SoCon selection in 2017-18, the same season he started and appeared in six games for the Bulldogs under head coach Duggar Baucom...Averaged 13.8 points, 4.2 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 2.3 steals per contest, shooting 40 percent (14-for-35) from three-point range while going a perfect 11-of-11 from the free throw line...Recorded season-highs of 21 points and seven rebounds in only 22 minutes in the season-opener against Oglethorpe while he also compiled season-bests of nine assists and four steals in just 24 minutes against Trinity Baptist on Nov. 21...Sported an impressive 2.5 assist-to-turnover ratio for The Citadel...Averaged 22.1 points per game in conference play in 2016-17, becoming the first freshman to lead the SoCon in scoring since two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry accomplished the feat for Davidson in 2006-07...Was an integral part of a record-setting season at The Citadel in 2016-17, as he became the second player in school history to notch SoCon Freshman of the Year honors...Also tallied All-SoCon third team honors for a Bulldog squad that led Division-I basketball in scoring at 89.8 points per game, posted their most wins since the 2009-10 season and tallied their first SoCon Tournament victory since 2010...Averaged team-highs of 18.1 points, 3.9 assists and a SoCon-leading 2.0 steals per game during his collegiate debut season...Sank 82.8 percent (96-for-116) of his free throw attempts while pitching in 3.1 rebounds per outing...His 60 steals (second), 77 three-pointers (sixth) and 543 points (eighth) each ranked in the top-10 in The Citadel single-season history while his 2.0 steals per game ranked 26th in the nation...Led the Bulldogs in scoring on 15 different occasions in 2016-17, piling up 15 games of at least 20 points...Dialed up a trio of 30-plus point performances, including a career-high 37 points at Samford on Feb. 25 – the sixth-best single-game scoring total in The Citadel history...Knocked down eight 3-pointers (third-most in the school’s single game history) at Western Carolina on Jan. 19 while tying the school record with eight steals with 10 assists (third-best Bulldog single-game effort) against Johnson University on Nov. 13...Prepped at Wade Hampton High School and graduated as its all-time leading scorer with 1,596 points...Playing for head coach Reggie Choplin, he twice earned South Carolina 4A all-state accolades while averaging 23.1 points and five assists per game as a senior...Set the WHHS single-season scoring record with 556 points while also shattering the school’s single-game record with 43 points (including nine trifectas) against JL Mann High School...His strong play led to an appearance in the Carolinas Classic All-Star Game, where he represented the South Carolina squad against the best players from North Carolina.
PERSONAL: Son of Elbert and Kimberly Parks...Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.