Under Armour Menís Basketball Athlete of the Week Ė Week 9
MALIK PARSONS • WENATCHEE VALLEY
FRESHMAN • GUARD
Malik Parsons, Lincoln High HS / San Diego, CA., averaged 27.6 points on 53% shooting from the field, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in 3 consecutive wins.
Parsons currently leads the NWAC in scoring at 26.7 points per game and is averaging 30.7 ppg during East Regional play.
"Malik is a high level athletic scoring guard with a great feel for the game, said Knight head coach Jeremy Harden. "His natural ability to put the ball in the hole and get to the foul line is second to none as he leads the NWAC in scoring and free throw attempts. His scoring ability was in full affect against Yakima as he scored 31 points in the second half alone. In our next game, he drew two defenders which showcased his play making abilities by creating opportunities for his teammates, which led to his 15 points and 9 assists in a 20-point win over Big Bend. In our final game of the week against Treasure Valley, Parsons scored 31 points along with 8 rebounds and 3 assists.
Malik is a great teammate that leads by his work ethic. I have enjoyed coaching and developing him. He has grown a lot on and off the court and I am excited to see how his second half of the season finishes out."