On Friday, 6’8″ 2020 Jadyn Parker of West Brunswick High School in Shallotte, North Carolina committed to the University of North Florida. North Florida offered Parker after seeing him play in the June Team Camps and made him a priority since. At the time of his commitment, Parker claimed offers from Rider, UNC-Asheville and Campbell as well as North Florida. Last season, he averaged 12.3 Points, 10.7 Rebounds, 1.2 Blocks and 1 Steal per game. Parker played his travel ball this season with Flight 22 on the UA Rise Circuit.
NC 2020 Ranking: #55
What is Parker Today
Parker is a theoretical high energy forward, who has great length, a slippery motor and someone who just finds himself in good positions to make plays and extend possessions. In fact, his ability to extend possessions and create possessions will be his calling card at the next level. His is long and quick twitch with the ability to defend multiple positions, both on the perimeter or on the block, at the next level. He can be an active slasher on the offensive end of the floor. Parker has great basketball genes as his father Carl was a 1,500 career point scorer at William and Mary. A lot to like here with Parker as he continues to grow, not only in physical stature but also in confidence of what he is as a player.
What Parker’s Coach Said
AAU Coach Nathan Faulk (Flight 22) – “Jadyn has a tremendous upside with a 7’1″ wingspan, ability to block/alter shots, strong force on the boards and a nice skill set, elbow-in. He is a very intelligent player and young man off the court. As his body frame develops, he will be a powerful force for the North Florida program.”
What We Said
Parker first crossed our paths when he showed up for the 2018 Spring NC Phenom 150 Exposure Camp just after he ended his sophomore season. He immediately caught our eyes with his motor and productivity, even walking away with the camp’s Mr. Defense award. After his performance at that camp, Jamie Shaw wrote, “He walks on the court with a ton of length and a very projectable frame. After he plays you see his skill set and ability to produce, on both ends. Parker won the camp’s Mr. Defense award with his natural timing and length/athleticism. Parker got to the paint often off the bounce and rebounded well. A D1 prospect.”
We fast forward to the prestigious 2019 North Carolina Top 80 event, where the very best compete against one another, under one roof. Parker was yet again a standout. After his performance at the Top 80 Jeff Bendel wrote, “Parker is a player that currently sits an incredible crossroads between productivity and long-term potential, Jadyn Parker. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect with a useful skillset and quality two-way feel for the game. Parker does a great job of affecting various facets of the game and understands how to get involved in the action at all times.“