NACOGDOCHES, TX (News Release) - Stephen F. Austin senior forward Jacob Parker has been selected as one of 21 seniors invited to play in the NABC Reese's Division I College All-Star Game this Friday, announced today by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
The senior all-star game is part of the festivities surrounding the 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and will be played Friday, April 3, at Lucas Oil Stadium, the site of the 2015 Final Four. The all-star teams were selected by member coaches of the NABC."We are very excited to have Jacob represent our program and SFA," said head coachBrad Underwood. "He has had a fabulous career here at SFA and being selected to play in this elite All-Star game is a tribute to all of his success and hard work."
It is a major compliment for Parker who closes out his SFA career as the Lumberjacks' all-time winningest player at the Division I level. A first team NABC All-District 23 selection for the second-straight year, Parker capped his final season as a Lumberjack averaging 13.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, shooting 51.1 percent from the floor. A second team All-SLC selection, Parker was the SLC's top three-point shooter for the 2014-15 season, connecting on 44.0 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc.
The 2013-14 SLC Player of the Year, Parker finished the year with four double doubles, including a 16-point, 10-rebound performance against Northwestern State in the SLC tournament semifinals. He closes out his SFA career with 1,251 points, ranking 15th all-time in program history and fifth at the Division I level, while adding 627 rebounds to rank 10th all-time (third at Division I level).
Parker will be a member of the West All-Stars, being coached by Jim Crews, the head coach at Saint Louis. He will be teamed up with MVC Player of the Year Seth Tuttle, Notre Dame's Patt Connaughton and North Carolina State's Ralston Turner.
2015 NABC Reese's All-Star Game Rosters
1-Mikh McKinney, G, 6-1, 165 Sacramento State
3-Lawrence Alexander, G, 6-3, 190, North Dakota State
5-Corey Hawkins, G, 6-3, 195, UC Davis
11-Ralston Turner, G, 6-5, 205, North Carolina State
13- Pat Connaughton, G/F, 6-5, 218, Notre Dame
21- Jacob Parker, F, 6-6, 210, Stephen F. Austin
23-Seth Tuttle, F, 6-8, 240, Northern Iowa
25- Le'Bryan Nash, F, 6-7, 235, Okahoma State
33- Alan Williams, F, 6-8, 265, UC Santa Barbara
35- Brad Waldow, F, 6-10, 270, St. Mary's
Head Coach: Jim Crews (Saint Louis University)
2- Julius Brown, G, 5-10, 170, Toledo
4- Tyler Kalinoski, G, 6-4, 180, Davidson
10- Will Cummings, G, 6-2, 185, Temple
12- Darrun Hilliard, G, 6-6, 215, Villanova
14- D'Angelo Harrison, G, 6-4, 202, St. John's
22- Treveon Graham, F, 6-6, 220, VCU
24- Jarvis Williams, F, 6-8, 215, Murray State
30- LaDontae Henton, F, 6-6, 215, Providence
32- JayVaughn Pinkston, F, 6-7, 235, Villanova
34- Kameron Woods, F, 6-9, 200, Butler
40- Matt Stainbrook, C, 6-10, 270, Xavier
Head Coach: Tim Miles (University of Nebraska)