Cheshire Phoenix have announced the signing of American Point Guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright for the 2019-20 BBL season.
The 5’11 Guard comes to the Nix after graduating from the University of Arizona in 2018. The former Wildcat had a very successful college career winning the PAC12 Regular Season and PAC12 Tournament a total of 3 times each during his four years.
Parker was one of the most influential players during his senior year leading his team to the NCAA tournament, he started all 35 of Arizona’s games averaging 32 minutes per game. His stats that season were 7.8 points and 4.5 assists per game whilst only averaging 1.8 turnovers. Parker shot an eye watering 41% from the 3pt line throughout his four years as a Wildcat.
“I’m really happy that we have been able to bring a player of Parker’s calibre to the Phoenix, I think this really shows our ambition and makes a statement for our season,” said Head Coach Ben Thomas.
“Parker is going to bring a lot to our team. Firstly he is an outright point guard with lightening pace, he will be able to control the tempo of the game for us which is something that we have been looking for this season.”
“He loves to defend and really put pressure on the opposition, again another quality which was high on our list of attributes when recruiting a PG. One of his main strengths though will be his ability to push the ball in transition, his creativity and with the athletes that he has around him will definitely result in some highlight plays for the Phoenix fans.”
After missing his first season out of college through injury, Parker is ready to get to work, adding,“I’m very thankful and excited to join the Cheshire Phoenix this season.”
“I’m eager to meet my new teammates, everyone from #NixNation and people of the Cheshire community. It’s going to be a season to remember and I can’t wait to get to work. I know the club has big ambitions this year and I’m ready to help achieve them.”
The signing of Jackson-Cartwright concludes Cheshire’s recruitment for the summer.
“I think we as a club have put ourselves in the best starting position going into a new season for a very long time,” commented head coach Thomas. “I know that our fans are really excited to see the new team get together and I can tell all of you that the players are ready to go.”