LSUS Signs Minden's Derrick Parker to Letter-of-Intent
June 10, 2008
Shreveport, La. – Minden High School’s Derrick Parker signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball at Louisiana State University in Shreveport, it was announced today by Head Coach Chad McDowell.
Parker, a 6’6 forward, was a two-year starter at Minden High School. As a senior, Parker averaged 26 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks, while helping Minden High to their second consecutive District 1-4A title. He earned first-team All-State honors, and was also named the District 1-4A and Webster Parish MVP following his senior season. The Shreveport Times also selected Parker as a member of their All-Area team.
“We are very excited about the addition of Derrick Parker to our basketball family here at LSUS,” said McDowell. “Derrick comes from a great high school program with a lot of tradition and a very good coach in Alan Shaw.”
In addition to his outstanding athletic achievements, Parker has maintained a 4.0 GPA in the classroom. As a result of his athletic and academic accomplishments, he was named to the 2008 Academic All-State team.
“Derrick is what we consider a total package,” added McDowell. “He is an extremely good student, and a very talented basketball player that will have the opportunity to contribute immediately as a true freshman.”
Parker chose LSUS over several NCAA Division 1 offers, including Centenary, Weber State and Cornell.