Parker leaves HPU

Mar. 25, 2013 @ 11:25 PM

Cheyenne Parker, the Big South defensive player of the year and an all-conference selection, has left the program, the University announced Monday night.

A short news release from the university said the decision was “mutual.” Parker, a junior averaged 17.9 points, 13.2 rebounds and 4,4 blocks per game.

“Cheyenne Parker is a very talented player,” said Hendrix. “However, High Point University is no longer the best fit for her. We look forward to continuing to build this program with our current student-athletes and the talented recruits joining us next year.”

The release said that Hendrix and HPU athletic department officials had no other comment.



High Point freshman forward John Brown’s high-flying alley-oop vs. UNC Greensboro on Nov. 9 is a finalist for the Pepsi MAX Dunk of the Year, Intersport announced today. Fans can vote for Brown at

In his featured dunk, teammate Allan Chaney lobbed a perfect pass to Brown, who came in from the opposite side for the dunk. Brown elevated and threw the dunk down with his right hand – even though he is left handed.

Brown advanced through the semifinals two weeks ago and is now competing with three others for Dunk of the Year. Brown’s alley-oop is up against a powerful posterization by Louisville’s Chane Behanan, a hoop-shaking alley-oop by Baylor’s Cory Jefferson and a reverse alley-oop by Detroit’s Doug Anderson. 

The winner will be announced during the 2013 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at 7 p.m. ET on April 4 on ESPN.

It is the second time in three years that an HPU player was a finalist in the dunk of the year voting. Shay Shine made it in 2011.