Josh Newkirk: What are your overall impression of Kevin Looney as a player?
Shelby Parrish: "He's a great teammate and whole lot of versatility. On our team he is a utility guy, He can do whole lot of everything. He can handle the ball. He can rebound. He defends. We can facilitate the offense through him. And he is also a good leader. He is probably the team favorite of everyone."
Josh Newkirk: He is not a selfish player out there. but does he have the ability to score whenever he wants to?
Shelby Parrish: "In his high school season he had 50, 48 and averaged 28 points per game. So he defitley can score whenever he needs to score. He had a stretch where he had eight games above 30 points, including a 50, 48 and 44 point performance. So he can score when he needs to score. On our team we got the little guy who shoots the ball a whole lot. That's his strength is scoring. So Looney does other things."
Josh Newkirk: You work with Kevon first hand and every player has flaws. So what do you think he needs to work on to become a better player?
Shelby Parrish: " He needs to continue adding strength. He needs to trust his jump shot. He really shoots it well. He and I workout and he makes 300 makes a (three-point line) a day. So he is able to do that. Just trusting where he gets better and he trusts his jumper."
Josh Newkirk: You might give a biased response to this—but is he worth all the hype? Is he legitimately one of top players in the country?
Shelby Parrish: "He is one of the best players in the country. I have been to every camp the past two years. I have been to the NBA camp, LeBron James' camp both times. His sophomore year I went. His junior I went. I saw and he is there with all of those guys. They're probably some guys who are not in (those camps) that are top-10 guys, but he is definitely one of the top players in his class."