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25 Major Parker
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1998-2001, 4L
Forward 6-4, 218
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Cardinal Gibbons High School
Major: Leisure Service Management

One of five players in school history to serve as team captain in multiple years (2000 and 2001)… A member of the all-time winningest senior class in school history, winning 89 games during his four-year career… Played on four consecutive post-season teams, including three straight NCAA Tournament teams… Played on the school's first-ever back-to-back Sweet 16 squads and started in the 2000 National Championship Game… Also played on two SEC Championship squads… .Was a member of Billy Donovan's first recruiting class… Appeared in 125 career games, tied for seventh best in school history and just five shy of the school record… Played in 11 NCAA Tournament games, more than any player in UF history… . An emotional leader on and off the floor… One of the premier defenders in the SEC… An intense competitor who likes to get to the rim despite his 6-4 size… A physical post-player and rebounder… Played both forward spots and was often matched up in the backcourt defensively with the opponents top scorer… Can play both forward positions… 22 career dunks… Shot .800 from the foul line in NCAA action despite career free throw percentage of .577… Also shot .467 from three-point range during his career in NCAA Tournament play… Shot .393 from three-point range as a senior after shooting a combined .278 from beyond the arc during his first three seasons… Will graduate in May of 2001…

AS A SENIOR IN 2000-2001 - Co captain, along with fellow senior Brent Wright… The starter at the small forward spot… Came off the bench the first two games of the year, but was inserted into the starting lineup in the DePaul game… Started the next nine contests before coming off the bench in the South Carolina game… Started the final 19 games of the season… Overall had 28 starts, tied for second best on the squad… Shot .393 from three-point range on the year, second best on the squad (min. 30 attempts)… 5.5 rpg in NCAA action was third best on the squad… Scored in double figures in four games, including a career high 18 vs. FAMU on Dec. 10th… Averaged 5.2 rpg during the last 10 games… 13-of-23 (.565) from the field during his last six games and 5-of-12 (.417) from three-point range… 12-of-19 from the foul line (.632) during his last seven games… Averaged 24.7 mpg in SEC action after 19.9 mpg before league play began… Career-high nine rebounds at Vanderbilt to go with 11 points… Had 10 points in the next game vs. Kentucky to record back-to-back double digit scoring games for the second time in his career… Went 10-of-16 from three-point range during nine game stretch… A perfect 7-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from three-point range vs. FAMU… Missed some practice time with back spasms the week before the South Carolina game…

AS A JUNIOR IN 1999-2000 - Named one of three team captains by Billy Donovan… Started nine games (Vanderbilt to Auburn) at the small forward spot… The first sub off the bench in two games… Scored in double figures three times… Was 5-of-9 (.556) from three-point range in the NCAA Tournament after hitting just 6-of-32 (.188) during the season… Also connected on 6-of-8 (.750) from the foul line after hitting just 13-of-42 (.309) during the season… Had season-high 13 points vs. Kentucky… .Had nine points vs. Vanderbilt after scoring nine points in previous four games… Played a season-high 23 minutes vs. Vanderbilt… Was 2-of-2 from three-point range vs. Ole Miss after entering the game just 2-for-18 from beyond the arc… First three pointer gave UF its biggest lead of the game at 63-54… Second three pointer with 1:46 left gave UF a five-point cushion… Had a season-high six boards vs. High Point… Blocked potential game-winning shot in the final seconds of the Utah State game… Had a career-high four steals in the opener vs. FSU… Eight dunks on the year almost matched his total from his first two years (10)… Selected to play on 12-man SEC All-Star Team that toured Japan in August of 1999…

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 1998-99 - Shared UF's Most Improved Player honor with fellow sophomore Brent Wright… Started 12 games at the small forward spot, including all five games in the post-season… First sub off the bench four times… Scored in double figures four times… Third on the team with six old fashioned three-point opportunities… Fourth on the team with seven dunks… Led the team in offensive rebounds in the NCAA Tournament… He surpassed his season steal total from his freshman year in game eight, his block total in game nine and his assist total in game 12… Took less shots as a sophomore than his freshman year despite playing more minutes… Had a career high 15 points at No. 3 Duke… Put together his first back-to-back double figure games vs. Duke and Jacksonville… Had SEC career-high seven rebounds vs. Georgia… Blocked career-high four shots vs. Bethune-Cookman…

AS A FRESHMAN IN 1997-98 - Played both forward positions… Led all freshmen with 27 games… Also made one start… Scored in double figures in two games… 60 free throw attempts was fourth-best on squad despite being eighth on squad in minutes… Committed just 13 turnovers in his last 11 games after committing 34 in his first 16… Finished the season with a 13-point performance vs. Georgetown in the NIT… Made first career start vs. FSU… Saw a career-high 30 minutes off the bench at Texas (18 in the second half)… Had a season high 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists vs. McNeese State… Scored a then season-best 12 points in just 15 minutes of action vs. Duquesne… Averaged 19.3 mpg (116) over six-game stretch (Texas-Ole Miss)… 9-of-11 (.818) from free throw line over a four-game stretch (Ole Miss-LSU)… Cracked a bone in his right wrist in April of 1998 and was in a cast for eight weeks… .

PREP - A 1997 graduate of Cardinal Gibbons, where he was coached by Mark Wilson… The state of Florida's 4A Player of the Year… Finished third in the balloting for Florida's Mr. Basketball… 1996-97 All-USA Honorable Mention by USA Today… Cardinal Gibbons all-time leading scorer with more than 2,000 career points… Averaged 22.1 points a game, 7.1 rebounds a game and 2.4 assists per game as a senior… Led Cardinal Gibbons to a 31-2 record and an appearance in the 4A state semi-final game… A four-year starter… Advanced to the Final Eight all four years and led his team to the Final Four as a sophomore and a senior… Was used primarily as a power forward as a sophomore and junior but with better ball handling skills moved to the small forward spot as a senior… 1996-97 Preseason Honorable Mention All-America by Street & Smiths… 1995-96 Honorable Mention All-America by Adidas Blue Ribbon… Averaged 18.5 ppg, 9 rpg and 3 apg as a junior… Also shot .546 from the field… Team went 24-7 and fell just one point short of making it to the state Final Four as a junior… Attended prestigious Adidas, Las Vegas and Long Beach State camps the summer before his senior year… Was also recruited by Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, South Florida and North Carolina State…

PERSONAL - Born Major Parker III on Sept. 5, 1978 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla… Son of Major and Barbara Parker… .Mother attended Bethune-Cookman College… Interested in a career in coaching and education… Wears number 25 because the best player in the neighborhood always got to wear it.

Major Parker's Career Statistics
Season GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
1997-98 27-1 406 46-121 .380 12-43 .279 39-60 .650 57 2.1 17 48 9 9 58-0 143 5.3
1998-99 30-12 532 55-121 .455 9-31 .290 32-45 .711 93 3.1 39 57 18 24 56-2 151 5.0
1999-00 37-9 516 49-124 .395 11-41 .268 19-50 .380 68 1.8 36 44 11 25 49-0 128 3.5
2000-01 31-28 724 49-115 .426 24-61 .393 35-62 .565 105 3.4 49 57 10 11 77-2 157 5.1
TOTALS 125-50 2178 199-481 .414 56-176 .318 125-217 .576 323 2.6 141 206 48 69 240-4 579 4.6
Major Parker's SEC Statistics
SEC GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
1997-98 15-0 203 20-55 .364 4-20 .200 19-27 .704 24 1.6 8 20 6 4 28-0 63 4.2
1998-99 16-3 261 26-59 .441 4-16 .250 9-15 .600 49 3.1 17 26 5 10 33-2 65 4.1
1999-00 16-9 216 19-43 .442 5-16 .313 5-16 .313 34 2.1 17 18 4 9 18-0 48 3.0
2000-01 16-15 395 25-62 .403 12-31 .387 23-39 .590 63 3.9 21 32 6 6 40-1 85 5.3
TOTALS 63-27 1075 90-219 .411 25-83 .301 56-97 .577 170 2.7 63 96 21 29 119-3 261 4.1
Major Parker's NCAA Statistics
Season GP-GS MP FGM-FGA PCT. 3PT-ATT PCT. FT-FTA PCT. REB AVG. A TO BS ST PF-DQ TP AV.
1998-99 3-3 47 3-8 .375 1-2 .500 3-4 .750 12 4.0 4 2 2 3 4-0 10 3.3
1999-00 6-0 61 5-13 .385 5-9 .556 6-8 .750 5 0.8 3 5 1 2 8-0 21 3.5
2000-01 2-2 56 3-6 .500 1-4 .250 3-3 1.00 11 5.5 3 6 0 1 8-0 10 5.0
TOTALS 11-5 164 11-27 .407 7-15 .467 12-15 .800 28 2.5 10 13 3 6 20-0 41 3.7

Parker's Game Highs
Points

Career 18, FAMU (12/10/00)
Rebounds
Career 9, Vanderbilt (2/28/01)
Field Goals
Career 7, FAMU (12/10/00)
Field Goal Attempts
Career 12, Duke (12/9/98)
3-Point FGs
Career 4, FAMU (12/10/00)
3-Point FG Attempts
Career 4, six times, last vs. Kentucky (2/6/01)
Free Throws
Career 7, Arkansas (2/16/99)
Free Throw Attempts
Career 9, twice
Assists
Career 4, six times
Steals
Career 4, Florida State (11/19/99)
Blocked Shots
Career 4, B. Cookman (11/23/98)
Minutes Played
Career 33, Kentucky (3/4/01)

Misc. Stats 2000-01 Career
Times Led UF in Rebounding 0 1
Times Led UF in Assists 2 4
Double Figure Scoring Games 4 14
Dunks 4 22
Charges Drawn 4 14
Scored UF's First Points 0 4
First Player off the Bench 0 7
Three-Point Plays 3-5 12-18
Final Three Minutes From Line 6-12 9-23
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