"They're getting a two-year starter for me," Eastern Oklahoma JC coach Jim Voight said. "He contributed a lot to our program both on the court and off the court." Parker averaged 12 points and 4 assists a game last season. He's a native of Chicago.
"We struggled as a team this year but James is a kid who is a very quick athlete. I consider him a big time athlete for a 6-0 kid. He led our team this year in dunks as a point guard. He's a good 3-point shooter. He's made great strides the two years he's been here. When he came in two years ago he was really just a guard. I knew at 6-0 the kid was probably going to have to be a point guard. He had to undergo a lot of changes for me and made great strides in that regard."
Butler, coming off a season in which they defeated Louisville and Mississippi State in the NCAA Tournament, has signed a very good class. Nick Brooks, one of the top players in Illinois highlights the five-man class.