Height: 6’1

Class: 2023

School: Ragsdale

Travel Team: NLPB 336

Freshman Season (JV): 19.5 PPG

Sophomore Season: 10 PPG, 37% 3P

Junior Season: 13.3 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 1.9 SPG

What Was Recently Said (8/1//22): Arguably no player on this list has actually progressed their game as much as Parker, who looked poised for a huge senior season at Ragsdale. Though he’s maintained his foundation as a knockdown shooter, Parker has become far more than just a lethal spot-up threat. For starters, he’s actually become more accurate from beyond the arc. Over the last few months, Parker has been shooting an exponentially higher percentage from the perimeter. However, he’s also shown clear improvements as a defender, ball-handler, shot creator, and overall playmaker. Parker can now comfortably burden an offensive load for extended stretches while actively toggling between playing with or without the ball in his hands. Parker earned his second next-level opportunity (Lynchburg) during July, and should only continue to collect offers over the coming months.

What to Expect:

Watching Kobe Parker over the last few months has been fascinating. Without reiterating everything above, we will continue to look at his upcoming senior season. He’s shown a ton of growth (possibly as much as anyone from the Triad area) and has really propelled himself into being a scholarship-worthy prospect. Parker’s transition from a spot-up threat to a well-rounded guard is extremely encouraging, especially with his expected leadership role for Ragsdale on the horizon. Though his shooting percentages dipped a little bit last season, there’s really no debate when discussing Parker’s status as a marksman. However, it’ll be interesting to see his approach with the Tigers new-look roster—as he’ll have as much creation duties as ever. Parker (and Ron Jones) will need to carry a massive burden in order for this group to succeed. The Tigers are losing nearly 30 shot attempts per game between their departed seniors, and Parker should absorb a bulk of those chances. Counting on his nightly averages to double might be a lofty expectation, but it’s certainly a possibility. All in all, Parker has solidified himself as a priority for college coaches and should be poised for a huge senior season at Ragsdale.