One of the handful of Duquesne off-season recruiting goals is to add both a veteran point guard as well as a freshman point guard.
For the second time this month, the Dukes staff met with a player that would fill one of these needs.
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Former Virginia Military Institute guard Greg Parham tells Pittsburgh Sports Now that he had a Zoom Call Tuesday evening with the Duquesne coaching staff, his second one since deciding to transfer from VMI. Parham is one of the top point guards available and is receiving considerable interest, including from Jeff Capel and Pitt, whom he’s also talked with over Zoom.
At 6-foot-4, 176 pounds, Parham has great size for a point guard. In each of his four seasons at Virginia Military Institute, he increased his scoring averages, and this year he did so in an emphatic fashion. After averaging 9.4 points and 2.8 assists per game in his junior season, he came out and averaged 18.4 points and four assists per game in his senior campaign. Parham also shot the ball at a 48% mark from the field and a 44% mark from 3-point range.
“My feel, my IQ, and my passing ability,” he said when PSN asked Parham what his best strengths are. “Everything else kind of falls into place, but I think those are the big parts of my game.”
Pretty interested to see what Greg Parham (18.4 PPG/43% 3PT/66% at rim) can do at the power conference level next season. Took a big step forward offensively and could see success as an offensive-minded combo guard pic.twitter.com/Fns1dTSP8l
— Kali (@kalidrafts) March 10, 2021
“In a new school I am looking for a family atmosphere, he added. “Somewhere I can develop and maximize my potential. My goal is to go to the NBA so on I want a program that values player development. I also want somewhere where I can get my masters in Exercise Science or Sports Management. I want to build that trust with all of the coaching staff and build a good relationship with them.”
“My plan is, right now, mid-April,” he said when asked when he will make a decision. “I am trying to get these initial calls out of the way and start breaking it down little by little so yeah, hopefully by mid-April.”