High Praise for Parsons

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    Could not be more proud of our Parsons project.
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    Who would have thought that tall, lanky, awkward kid that started here would end up killin' it in the NBA?
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    You can't teach height and athleticism...coupled with desire.
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    If I remember correctly, many questioned giving him a scholarship? I think I was focused on Calathes. Great to see a kid who stuck it out and blossomed later. Think guys who get labelled future pros in 9th grade face a harder path keeping their head on straight.
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    He was ranked as the 19th best player in the country by Rivals.
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    He played in Calathes's shadow in high school and as a freshman, but even then a lot of folks that his pro potential was greater.

    My favorite Parsons moments:
    The 70-footer to beat NC State.
    The buzzer-beater a couple of weeks later to beat SC.

    I think those instances illustrated Parsons' greatest strength and greatest problem as a Gator...he thought too much and it affected his play sometimes. When there was no time to think, he just let skill take over, like on those shots. In the NBA, the games are longer and the season is much longer, so there's not as much pressure in any particular moment...this is allowing him to just play and not over-think the situation.
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    He was a Jordan Brand All American

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