Chandler Parsons

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Chandler Parsons
Chandler Parsons 2012.jpg
Chandler Parsons with the Rockets
No. 25 – Houston Rockets
Position Small forward / Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1988-10-25) October 25, 1988 (age 25)
Casselberry, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (206 cm)
Listed weight 227 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school Lake Howell (Winter Park, Florida)
College Florida (2007–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Pro playing career 2011–present
Career history
2011 Cholet Basket (France)
2011–present Houston Rockets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Chandler Parsons (born October 25, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Parsons played college basketball at the University of Florida, and was drafted by the Rockets in second round of the 2011 NBA Draft.

Early years[edit]

Parsons was born in Casselberry, Florida. He attended Lake Howell High School in Winter Park, Florida, with future fellow Florida Gator Nick Calathes. Together, Parsons and Calathes helped the Lake Howell Silverhawks high school basketball team advance to the Florida Class 5A state basketball championship final four in 2005, 2006 and 2007, and win the state championship in 2007.[1] As a senior, Parsons was a first-team all-state selection, and was recognized as the most valuable player of the state championship game after scoring thirty points and grabbing ten rebounds.[1]

College career[edit]

Parsons accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Billy Donovan's Florida Gators men's basketball team from 2007 to 2011. During his freshman season, Parsons played in 36 games averaging 8.1 points per game and 4.0 rebounds per game, but the Gators failed to make the NCAA Tournament. Parsons commented that playing for four years under Donovan gave him an advantage over other players who left the team early.[2]

During the 2008–09 season, Parsons saw more playing time and his scoring, rebounding and assists all improved. The Gators once again failed to make the tournament though.

In Parson's junior season, he averaged 12.4 points per game, 6.9 rebounds per game and 2.6 assists per game. The Gators made the NCAA Tournament, but lost to BYU in the first round.[3] During the 2010–11 regular season, Parsons averaged 11.4 points and 7.8 rebounds in 33 minutes a game while leading the Gators to the best regular season record in the SEC. On January 3, 2010, Parsons hit a seventy-five-foot shot with no time left on the clock in overtime to give the Gators a one point victory over North Carolina State.[4]

Later in the season on January 23, the Gators trailed South Carolina by 1 when Parsons hit a three-point shot to give the Gators the win.[5] On March 8, 2011, he was named the 2011 SEC Player of the Year, the first Florida Gator to win that honor.[6]

The Gators also made the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row. In the first three rounds of the tournament, the Gators beat UC Santa Barbara, UCLA and BYU. In the Elite Eight, the Gators lost to Butler. Parsons was picked to the Fifth Team All-America by Fox Sports.[7] Parsons graduated from Florida in 2011 with a degree in telecommunications.[8]

Professional career[edit]

The Houston Rockets selected Parsons with the 38th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.[9]

Due to the NBA lockout, Parsons signed with Cholet Basket (France) in the 2011–12 Pro A season for a short-term contract. In three games, he averaged 10 points and 2.3 steals.[10]

Following the 2011–12 NBA season, Parsons was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.[11]

On March 3, 2013, Parsons recorded a career-high 32 points, along with 3 rebounds and 3 assists, in a 136–103 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. He made 12 of 13 field goal attempts, including 6 of 7 threes.[12]

In the final game of the regular season on April 17, 2013, against the Los Angeles Lakers, Parsons made a three-pointer at the buzzer to tie the game 90-90 and force overtime, but Houston lost to the Lakers 99-95 in OT.[13][14]

On January 24, 2014, Parsons set an NBA record for three-pointers made in a half by making 10 three-pointers in the second half of the Rockets' 88-87 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies after not making any three-pointers in the first half.[15] The 10 three-pointers (on 14 shots) also set a Rockets' franchise record for most three-pointers made in a regular season game.

Modeling career[edit]

In 2013, Parsons appeared in print and video advertisements for Iconix Brand Group line Buffalo David Bitton with model Ashley Sky for the Spring 2014 line.[16][17]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Houston 63 57 28.6 .452 .337 .551 4.7 2.1 1.2 .5 9.5
2012–13 Houston 76 76 36.3 .486 .385 .729 5.3 3.5 1.0 .4 15.5
2013–14 Houston 74 74 37.6 .472 .370 .742 5.5 4.0 1.2 .4 16.6
Career 213 207 34.5 .473 .370 .705 5.2 3.3 1.1 .4 14.1

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Houston 6 6 39.7 .452 .400 .643 6.5 3.7 .2 .3 18.2
Career 6 6 39.7 .452 .400 .643 6.5 3.7 .2 .3 18.2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b GatorZone.com, Men's Basketball, 2010 Roster, Chandler Parsons. Retrieved June 26, 2011.
  2. ^ Brockway, Kevin (June 9, 2012). "Parsons says staying in school helped in NBA". The Gainesville Sun. Archived from the original on June 10, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chandler Parsons Profile". espn.go.com. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Parsons' Buzzer Beater Downs N.C. State, 62-61". Gator Zone. January 3, 2010. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Parsons' Buzzer Beater Leads UF Over South Carolina, 58-56". Gator Zone. January 23, 2010. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2011 SEC Men’s Hoops Awards Announced". SECdigitalnetwork.com. March 8, 2011. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  7. ^ Goodman, Jeff (March 7, 2011). "Goodman's 2010–11 All-America teams". Fox Sports (Fox Sports Interactive Media). Retrieved June 21, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Chandler Parsons biography". NBA. Retrieved June 10, 2012. 
  9. ^ Gorten, Steve (June 23, 2011). "Florida's Chandler Parsons drafted by Houston Rockets at No. 38". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Chandler Parsons leaves Cholet". sportando.net. October 31, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Irving, Rubio headline 2011–12 NBA All-Rookie First Team". nba.com. May 22, 2012. Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Chandler Parsons nets 32 points as Rockets end skid vs. Mavs". ESPN. March 3, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  13. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L37je8JKLo
  14. ^ Feigen, Jonathan (April 18, 2013). "Rockets let Lakers come back, fall to No. 8 seed". Ultimate Rockets (Houston Chronicle). Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  15. ^ Fromal, Adam. "Chandler Parsons Hits 10 Threes in 1 Half, Sets NBA Record". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  16. ^ http://ballislife.com/chandler-parsons-model-jeans-ashley-sky/
  17. ^ Buffalo David Bitton's YouTube channel

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