Exeter’s Parker bound for Patriot League

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Pearson Parker 2019

The Patriot League champs returned to New England for their second commitment in as many days on Tuesday night when Phillips Exeter Academy's post-graduate point guard Pearson Parker announced his pledge to Colgate. 

Earlier in the week, St. Andrew's big man Keegan Records committed to Raider's head coach Matt Langel

Parker is a California native who previously starred at  Sana Margaria Caholic High School where he was generating early recruitment at the mid-major level before a hip injury sidelined him for his entire senior season and the subsequent grassroots season. 

When he arrived at Exeter in the fall, it was his first time playing five-on-five in almost a year. Nonetheless, he quickly established himself as a a leader from day one and continued to ascend throughout the course of the season. 

Parker ultimately led Exeter to their latest Class A championship, earning game MVP honors, and was named honorable mention All-NEPSAC following the season. 

“Pearson is one of the most competitive players I've ever coached - not just one game day, but in the off-season and in daily practices. The identity of our team was shaped in large part by Pearson's toughness, comand, work-ethic and will,” said Exeter head coach Jay Tilton. “We are all excited about his next chapter at Colgate, and appreciate Coach Langel and his staff for recognizing Pearson's strengths as a scholarship athlete.”

Parker joins Jordan Jones (Cornell) and Cameron Shockley-Okeke (Columbia) to become the third member of Exeter's 2019 class to commit to a division I school.