Parks becomes latest JUCO prospect to sign with Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis has added Southwest Mississippi Community College center Mike Parks Jr. to its roster.
Tigers coach Tubby Smith announced the signing of Parks on Wednesday.
Parks, who is 6-foot-9 and 270 pounds, averaged 8.9 points, 4 rebounds and 19.4 minutes for Southwest Mississippi this past season. He made 70.3 percent of his field-goal attempts.
Parks becomes the fourth junior-college prospect to sign with Memphis. Memphis also added Eastern Florida State College guard Kareem Brewton, Georgia Highlands College forward Kyvon Davenport and Gordon State College guard/forward Raynere Thornton.
The Tigers also have signed high school guard Jamal Johnson, guard/forward David Nickelberry and forward Victor Enoh.
Memphis is restocking its roster after its top three scorers from this past season - Dedric Lawson, Markel Crawford and K.J. Lawson - opted to transfer.
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