Jaquon Parker Signs with Cincinnati

by June 03, 2009

The Cincinnati Bearcats were able to land Jaquon Parker on Tuesday when he signed with the program. He was on his way to being marked down as as part of the recruiting class of 2010 and ending up at a prep school this fall due to the fact that he was held back a year in elementary school and was already 19 years old which would make him ineligible to play another year of high school basketball, but when Bearcats’ associate head coach Larry Davis realized that Parker wasn’t far-off from having the necessary credits to graduate, he went on to investigate to see if the 6-4 combo guard would be eligible for the 2009-2010 season. The Virginia native will need to successfully complete two summer courses this summer to receive his high school diploma. He has already gained the necessary scores to become eligible as a freshmen. Parker averaged 18.5 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game for King’s Fork H.S., he was being recruited by UConn, Georgetown and Marquette among other Big East Schools. Parker was once an Old Dominion-commit but re-opened his recruitment back in April.