One of the top up and coming 2015 prospects in the country, La’Vette Parker of Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, CA) has been showing out grabbing major attention from college recruiters and media outlets. Mid Major Hoops Report has invited him to our “Players Corner” where we at Mid Major Hoops Report are proud to highlight him and allow him to give us insight into his recruitment at this time….
What is your official height and weight?
LP: 6’3″ 175 lbs.
What position do you see yourself playing in college?
LP:Combo guard. Can handle the point, but athletic enought to guard the 2s.
What AAU team are you playing with this year?
LP: California Supreme
Describe your game for coaches and fans who haven’t seen you play?
LP: Athletic combo guard, who shoots the ball well (44% from 3s) and plays with a lot energy on both ends of the court.
What makes you stand out the most from other players you compete against?
LP: Shooting accuracy (92% from the line) my williningess to hustle on boths of the court.
What part of your game do you feel like you’ve improved on the most in the last year?
LP: Ball handling
What aspect of your game are you working the hardest on to improve?
LP: Mid-range game.
What schools have shown strong interest so far?
LP: Schools from the Mountain West conference
Who are some of the college coaches who have made an impression on you
and your family?
LP: Coach Lon Kruger; Coach Steve Alford; Coach Russell Turner
Do you have a top five to ten schools you’re looking at right now?
LP: I am in the process of reviewing my top schools now.
What schools have you visited? Do you have any visits planned for the?
LP: No official visits yet.
Would you prefer to play college basketball close to home, or is that
not a factor for you?
LP: Not necessairly. I am open.
How hard do you work on your game? How much time do you put in?
LP: Pretty hard. About 30-40 hours a week.
How old were you when you first picked up a basketball?
LP: About two years old.
What things are really important to you when it comes to choosing where to play college basketball?
LP: Academic program. Coaches expressing an interest in my development and style of play.
Who are some of your mentors who helped you get to where you are right now?
LP: My dad; my uncle Lloyd Parker; my uncle Elgin James; my godfather Frank Johnson and my coaches at Mater Dei, especially, Coach McKnight and Coach Jason Quinn.
What’s your favorite moment as a basketball player so far?
LP: Winning the California and National Championships.
What are your short term goals as a basketball player?
LP: Continue to grow and develop my basketball IQ.
What are your long term goals?
LP: Become a Division 1 scholar athlete 1 in basketball.
Do you have a Facebook or Twitter that you’d like to share?
What style of play do you prefer?
LP: Wide open. Getting up and down.
Who’s a player in college basketball or the NBA that you really respect?
LP: Tony Parker
Do you prefer Nike, adidas, or Under Armour?
THANK YOU TO THE PARKER FAMILY FOR ALLOWING MMHR TO CONDUCT THIS PLAYERS CORNER INTERVIEW. PLEASE KEEP US INFORMED ON FUTURE RECRUITING NEWS.