Parker has career game with his family watching for first time
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 05, 2017 07:42 PM
YOU'RE THE INSPIRATION. Jasper Parker put on a show for his family who came all the way from California, USA.
Jasper Parker scored a UAAP career-high 18 points to go along with eight assists on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.
Nine of those points came in the payoff period which ultimately allowed Far Eastern University to charge onto a win and back onto solo fourth in the standings.
All of it, Parker did in front of his family – his father, his mother, and his two brothers.
Of course, the 23-year-old was putting on a show. “Yeah, I have to say I had a lot of inspiration today with my family here,” he told reporters.
As it turns out, it was the first time the Parker family watched their pride live and in person.
Of course, Mr. and Mrs. Parker had already witnessed their son showcasing his skills back when he was still starring for Southwestern University.
However, today was the first time the whole family was watching Jasper play on the biggest stage and under the brightest lights.
And this won’t be the last time as they will be here until the third week of November – at which time, the UAAP Season 80 will already be in its Final Four stage. “Just in time for semis. Perfect timing,” the Tamaraw said.
Parker wants nothing more to make that happen as FEU is not yet assured of a playoff berth at 6-6 – with fifth-running and 5-7 University of the Philippines right behind. “I hope our good game continues. We have two games left and these are definitely big games for us,” he said.
He then continued, “Hopefully, we get these wins for us to get to the Final Four.”
Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo.