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.

 

BROWN IS DUNK FINALIST

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 http://www.Facebook.com/dunksoftheyear.

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.