Marcus Relphorde is Turning Heads

Sonny Parker Basketball 101 is all about making kids get better and developing kids into great college basketball players. Parker has coached some of the best and knows Relphorde has Division I game. Get more inside.

Sonny Parker is a city legend, but he feels he's just doing his job. That job is to give kids a chance to play basketball after high school. One player that Parker has been with for a long, long time is Marcus Relphorde. As a matter of fact, he's been with Parker since the 6th grade. "People are now starting to take notice of Marcus. Illinois has been on him for awhile now and others will follow," said Parker.

"Most people don't know, but Relphorde is very young for his age. Right now he's 15 years old and he's a junior in high school. He's 6-5, smooth, strong, plays hard and has great footwork. He's not afraid of contact; he used to play football but quit last year to focus on basketball. This kid can play the one, two and three positions and play them all well," stated Parker.

Parker looks at his program like a recording studio. "You have to do all the hard work first before you can make that CD. My kids don't play a lot of games. You don't get better playing games. I teach my kids how to dribble, play defense, catch and shoot and play the game the way it was supposed to be played - as at team."

Parker feels that his star player will only be a secret for so long before every school tries to get involved, but by then it could be too late.


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