Sacred Heart guard Cameron Parker broke the NCAA record for assists in a game when he dished out 24 of them during the 2019-20 basketball season. On April 18, the flashy passer announced he was transferring to Montana.
“Every home game I have played has been in front of less than 1,000 people. I would like the opportunity to play in front of bigger crowds,” Parker said.
According to ncaa.org, more than 4,000 fans attended Montana’s games, while Sacred Heart averaged around 650.
Not only did Parker rack up 24 assists in one game in 2019, but he also had 16 assists in a different game, which was tied for second-highest in the NCAA in 2019.
Parker said he was attracted to UM because of head coach Travis DeCuire, who has the most assists in UM basketball history. The transfer guard noted UM basketball is “trending in an upward direction.”
He attended Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon, where he was named the Metro League Player of the Year as a senior. He averaged over 25 points and 6 assists per game at Jesuit.
Parker is cousins with UM star receiver Samori Toure, who is also from Oregon. Parker intends to live with Toure in Missoula.
“Yes he is,” Toure stated on a Twitter post announcing Parker’s transfer. “It’s going to be a movie next year,” Parker replied.
During his first year at Sacred Heart, Parker averaged almost seven assists per game and over six points per game. During his second season at the university, he averaged over 10.1 points and 7.8 assists per game.
Parker is the second transfer to commit to UM in 2020, as Northern Arizona guard Cameron Satterwhite committed to the University April 1.
Satterwhite will be immediately eligible to play for UM because he is a grad transfer. It is unknown whether Parker will have to sit out for a season or not.
Parker will have two years of eligibility left, while Satterwhite only has one.