Parrish Staying Local

New England Recruiting Report | Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Parrish Staying Local

Castleton State landed their latest local commitment, this time with a pledge from Rochester High School point guard Pavin Parrish, who announced his commitment via twitter.

Parrish has had a storied high school career at Rochester.  He scored his 1000th point in just his sophomore season, led his squad to a state championship last year as a junior, and earlier this season became just the seventh player in the history of Vermont high school basketball to score over 2,000 career points. 

Castleton head coach Tim Culpo has made keeping Vermont's top prospects close to home his biggest recruiting priority since arriving on the job almost five years ago.  Now, Parrish joins former AAU teammates Chad Copeland, Troy Davine, and Jahnathan Mitchell to become the fourth product of the Lone Wolf Athletics to commit to Culpo in recent years. 

Castleton is currently 17-7 on the season including 15-2 in the NAC while playing an extraodinarily up-tempo system that is similar to that which is utilized by Dave Arseneault's teams at Grinnell College.

Parrish has all the tools to flourish in that system, not just because of his proven ability to score the basketball, but also because he's willing to make the quick extra pass offensively and has proven himself capable of forcing turnovers defensively.