© Guardian photo by Brian McInnis
Tim Kendrick, head coach of the UPEI Panthers men’s basketball team, talks to his players during a practice this week at the UPEI Sports Centre.
Lorenzo Parker, of the Horton High School Griffins in Wolfville, N.S., has committed to attend UPEI in the fall of 2012 and play basketall for the men’s Panthers.
The 6-foot-3 guard has been an all-star or MVP in every tournament that his team has entered this season and he has scored 40 or more points in several games this year.
Parker will be rejoining coach Tim Kendrick, now head coach of the Panthers, after being his coach for two years at Horton.
Parker is excited to join the Panthers next year.
“I’m looking forward to being reunited with coach Kendrick at UPEI and competing for the chance to win some (Atlantic University Sport) and (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) championships.”
Kendrick said he was thrilled to have Parker join his team.
“He is a very good player with tremendous potential. We certainly had him rated as one of the top high school players in the Maritimes, if not the top,” said Kendrick. “As good a player as he is, he is an even finer young man. He will make a great Panther.”
The Panthers are currently in first place in the AUS standings and the Horton Griffins hold first place in Nova Scotia’s West Region league, as well as in the Mainland Athletic Conference in Nova Scotia.