|High School:||Miller Grove HS|
Concluded his four-year UCLA career having averaged 8.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in 136 career contests … totaled 1,128 points and 694 rebounds through four seasons … finished his career ranking No. 6 on UCLA’s career games played list (136), No. 9 on the career blocks list (94), No. 19 on the career rebounds list (694) and No. 46 on the career scoring list (1,128) … one of just 16 players in UCLA basketball history to have totaled at least 1,000 career points and 670 career rebounds … helped lead UCLA to NCAA Tournaments in 2013, 2014 and 2015, with back-to-back Sweet 16 appearances in 2014 and 2015 and a Pac-12 Tournament title in 2014.
Played in all 32 games, making 27 starts … averaged 12.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 25.1 minutes per game … ranked eighth in the Pac-12 with 8.2 rebounds per game … also ranked first in the conference in offensive rebounds per game (3.3) … scored in double figures in 22 games, totaling at least 20 points in one game – a season-high 27 points and 12 rebounds against USC in Pauley Pavilion (Jan. 13) … shot 53.9 percent from the field (164-304), the ninth-highest percentage in the Pac-12 … recorded a career-high nine double-doubles, tied for the seventh-highest total among Pac-12 players … also finished with 31 blocks and 20 steals in 32 games … opened the season with 19 points and a career-high 19 rebounds in an overtime loss to Monmouth (Nov. 13) … registered five double-doubles in UCLA’s first seven games … totaled 18 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks in a loss to Wake Forest in the third-place game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center (Nov. 25) … made a career-high 12 field goals (on 18 attempts) in his 27-point, 12-rebound effort versus USC on Jan. 13 … logged a career-best four blocks in two games – against Arizona State (Jan. 9) and at Oregon State (Jan. 20) … finished with a season-high three steals at USC (Feb. 4).
Played in 34 games, making 33 starts … averaged 11.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 24.6 minutes per game … ranked 12th in the Pac-12 with 6.7 rebounds per game … scored in double figures in a career-high 20 games, totaling at least 20 points in six contests … recorded seven double-doubles, including in each of the Bruins’ final two NCAA Tournament games … finished the season ranking sixth in the Pac-12 with a 54.3 field goal percentage (150-276) … also totaled 31 blocks and 19 steals in 34 games … scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in UCLA’s 92-75 win against UAB in the NCAA Tournament third round (March 21) … did not play in UCLA’s games at Oregon State (Jan. 22) and Oregon (Jan. 24) due to back spasms … totaled a season-high 16 rebounds (also had 16 points) in UCLA’s win over UC Riverside (Dec. 10) … had 16 points and 11 rebounds in a season-ending loss to Gonzaga (March 27) in the NCAA Tournament’s regional semifinals … totaled 22 points and 12 rebounds in UCLA’s double overtime win against Stanford (Jan. 8) – in that game, he combined with Kevon Looney to total 49 points and 31 rebounds in the Bruins’ starting frontcourt.
Played in all 37 games, making nine starts … averaged 6.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game … scored in double figures in nine games … recorded at least 10 rebounds in three games … registered his first career double-double (21 points, 12 rebounds) in UCLA’s win over Oakland (Nov. 12) … scored a season-high 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a home victory over Stanford (Jan. 23) … logged a season-high 14 rebounds against Chattanooga (Nov. 24) … led the team with a 60.2 field goal percentage (109-181) … also registered 23 blocks and 15 steals … scored 16 points on 6-of-7 shooting in UCLA’s 75-67 home victory over Alabama (Dec. 28), scoring a pair of tie-breaking free throws with 56.8 seconds to play against the Crimson Tide … scored 13 points and had three rebounds and two steals in a loss at Stanford (Feb. 22) … totaled 10 points and eight rebounds in a home loss to No. 1-ranked Arizona (Jan. 9).
Played in 33 games … averaged 2.4 points and 1.2 rebounds … did not play against Georgetown (Nov. 19, back injury) or San Diego State (Dec. 1, sprained left ankle) … had season highs with 12 points and five rebounds in 18 minutes against James Madison (Nov. 15) … had nine points and four rebounds in seven minutes in UCLA’s loss to Minnesota in the NCAA Tournament (March 22) … played 10 minutes off the bench in UCLA’s 79-74 overtime win against Arizona State (Feb. 27), providing valuable support at the post position with Travis Wear injured … had eight points, three rebounds and one block in 17 minutes during UCLA’s 75-59 win at USC (Feb. 24) … scored nine points, going 4-for-4 from the field, and totaled two rebounds and one block in a win over Prairie View A&M (Dec. 15).
Four-year varsity letterwinner at Miller Grove High School (Ga.) under head coach Sherman White … helped Miller Grove capture four consecutive Georgia 4A state titles … ended his high school career with a 20-0 record in postseason games … guided Miller Grove to a 117-19 (.860) record in his four years as a starter … selected to play in the 2012 McDonald’s All-American Game on March 28 in Chicago, where he registered 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots for the East team, which lost 106-102 to the West team … also played for the East team in the 2012 Jordan Brand Classic on April 14, 2012, in Charlotte, N.C. … selected to the 2012 Parade Magazine All-America Team, along with UCLA classmates Kyle Anderson and Shabazz Muhammad … as a senior at Miller Grove (2011-12), averaged 16.8 ppg, 11.0 rpg and 3.0 bpg … scored 21 points and had 13 rebounds and three blocks in the state championship victory over Southwest DeKalb (Decatur, Ga.), as the Wolverines ended their season 24-9 … ended his high school career on a 16-game winning streak … named the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Mr. Basketball for the state of Georgia in 2012 … named the Georgia Hoops 2009 Freshman of the Year after averaging 7.5 points and 10.3 rebounds per game while started contests and leading Miller Grove to a 30-3 record and the first for four state titles … was ranked as the No. 20 player in the nation by Scout.com, No. 26 by ESPN.com and No. 27 by Rivals.com … rated the No. 6 center in the country by Rivals, No. 7 by ESPN and No. 8 by Scout.
Was a two-time gold medalist with USA Basketball … captured an 8-0 record and gold medal with Team USA at the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship in Hamburg, Germany … averaged 3.9 ppg and 2.9 rpg in Hamburg (2010) … helped the USA to a 5-0 record and gold medal in the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Mendoza, Argentina … averaged 8.2 ppg and 6.6 rpg in Mendoza (2009) … also participated in the 2009-10 USA Men’s Developmental National Team’s first mini-camp in Oct. 2009, a U16 training camp in June 2009 and a U17 training camp in June 2010.
Full name: Virgil Anthony Parker … born in Atlanta, Ga. … parents are Virgil and Hazel Parker … has one older brother, Adrian, and two older sisters, Kelsey and Jasmine … father, Virgil, played college basketball … African American studies major.