RENO — University of Nevada men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman has signed guard Eric Parrish to a National Letter of Intent to the play for the Wolf Pack starting in 2019-20.
Parrish will transfer from Bossier Parish Community College in Bossier City, Louisiana, where he’s beginning his sophomore season. He’ll have two seasons to play for the Pack.
“We are extremely excited to add Eric Parrish to our program,” Musselman said. “At 6-6 and the ability to play and guard multiple positions, he fits perfect with our style of play of position-less basketball. He has an extremely athletic first step and is explosive off the bounce with the basketball. We feel he is the type of player that can fill up the stat sheet in multiple areas and affect the game in a variety of ways. He will be a player that Wolf Pack fans love to watch with his energy.”
In his first three games this season for Bossier Parish he’s averaging 15.7 points, nine rebounds, and four assists. From the field he’s shooting 41.7 percent and 83.3 percent at the free throw line.
Parrish, a 6-6, 195-pound guard, played his freshman season at Akron where he made 21 starts and appeared in all 32 games for the Zips. He averaged 8.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 27 minutes per game. From the field he shot 51.7 percent, 32.4 percent from behind the arc and 62.1 percent at the free throw line.
A native of Cypress, Texas he played his prep basketball at Cypress Springs High School where he averaged 18.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, three assists, two steals and 1.6 blocks per game as a senior. He scored 1,132 points during his high school career and twice was named the team’s MVP. Parrish was a two-time all-district selection and a two-time academic all-district honoree.