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    23  Jay Parker
    Jay Parker

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Harvey, Ill.

    High School:
    Thornton

    Last College:
    Highland C.C.

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 170

    Position:
    Guard


    03/04/2014

    UIC Goes Down Fighting in 73-63 Defeat at Valparaiso

    Flames conclude season in Horizon League first round

    03/01/2014

    Flames Edged by Wright State in Regular Season Finale, 68-61

    UIC to face No. 4 seed Valparaiso in HL first round on Tuesday

    02/28/2014

    Flames to Honor Seniors on Saturday's Regular Season Finale

    UIC set to host Wright State at 1 p.m. CT

    02/25/2014

    UIC Snaps 17-Game Losing Skid at Milwaukee, 80-58

    Largest league road win since 1998; Barlow with game-high 23 points

    01/28/2014

    Flames Journey to Detroit for a Wednesday Night Tilt

    Midweek matchup concludes first half of league play for both teams

    Jay Parker's Career Stats

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    2013-14: Saw action in 23 games with nine starts and averaged 18.5 minutes per outing ... ranked second on the team and 11th in the Horizon League in assists per game with an average of 2.7 ... more than doubled his scoring totals from the previous season as he averaged 3.7 points per outing ... scored a career-high 12 in his second start of the season at home against Milwaukee (Jan. 16) ... led UIC in assists in nine contests and tallied back-to-back career-best performances with six helpers against Cleveland State (Jan. 22) and Oakland (Jan 25) ... collected a career-high five steals versus Wright State (March 1) ... scored eight points and grabbed a career-best seven rebounds in UIC's 80-58 win at eventual league-champion Milwaukee (Feb. 25).

    2012-13: Saw action in 32 games, and started two contests ... Averaged 1.3 points and 1.0 assists per game in an average of 6.4 minutes per contest ... Played double-digit minutes in eight games, including five-straight from Jan. 9-23 ... Recorded starting assignments against Milwaukee (1/23/13) and Bradley (2/23/13) ... Scored a season-high six points twice, against Eastern Michigan (12/15/12) and Valparaiso (1/9/13) ... Dished out a season-high four assists against Milwaukee at the Pavilion ... Posted an assist/turnover ratio of 1.3 ... Shot 75.0 percent (15-20) from the free throw line.

    Prep/Prior to UIC: Four-year letterwinner at Thornton High School, and played one year of junior college basketball at Highland Community College in Freeport, Ill. ... Averaged 9.0 points, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game in leading Highland C.C. to a 26-8 record, and the Region IV Championship last season ... As a senior at Thornton (2010-11), led the Wildcats to a 26-3 record, and a trip to the sectional finals ... Thornton won four-straight SICA East Conference titles during Parker's playing career ... Four-time all-conference and all-regional honoree ... Served as team captain during his final two seasons ... Led the Wildcats to a third-place finish in the IHSA State Tournament as a sophomore.

    Personal: Born September 22, 1992 in Chicago ... Son of Tracey and Tony Parker ... Biggest "athletic thrill" is playing in the IHSA State Tournament ... Graduated 12th in his high school class of more than 400 students ... Father, Tony, attended UIC in the mid 70's ... Brother, Josh, was a standout guard at Dayton ... Cousin, Jabari, attends and plays basketball at Duke ... Currently enrolled as a Psychology major.