2017-18 Women's Basketball
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5-6 shooting guard Samantha Parker signs with Point University
Women's Basketball - Wed, Apr. 26, 2017

WEST POINT, Ga. – Point University women's basketball coach Tory Wooley has added 5-6 shooting guard Samantha Parker from Station Camp High School and Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tenn, to his 2017-18 squad.  Parker is the fourth player from the 2016-17 Volunteer State squad to sign to play at a four-year school.

"I am excited about adding Samantha with her ability to shoot the basketball at a high level will help our team's perimeter shooting," commented Coach Wooley.  "She will be called upon to simply knock down shots which she does consistently.  Last season, she shot 55 per cent from behind the three-point line, and her ability to fill it up from the perimeter will be exciting to watch.  She is a team player and her upbeat personality will fit right in with the talented returning players."  Point has posted 23 victories in each of the last two seasons, including an overall record of 23-7 and a conference record of 16-6 in 2016-17.


The daughter of Dave Parker and April Todd, Samantha played four seasons of basketball for Station Camp High School in Gallatin, Tenn., and played two seasons for Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, where she was coached by Otis Key.


Parker led the NJCAA in three-point field goal percentage for two consecutive seasons.  In 22 games played in 2016-17, she averaged 8.5 points, 1.1 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 1.8 assists per game and made 33-of-59 from three-point range (.559).  She scored 10 or more points in 10 games last season with a high-point game of 18 with 3 three-pointers in a win over Dyersburg State C.C.  As a freshman in 2015-16, Parker made 32-of-45 three-pointers and led the NJCAA in three-point field goal percentage (.711).  She averaged 10 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists.


Parker explained why she chose Point University, "I chose Point because I really liked the size of the school and the friendliness of everyone when I visited."