York High graduate Tavon Parker was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division Freshman Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the second consecutive week on Monday.
Parker continued his outstanding offensive play for Millersville University, averaging 22.5 points on 48 percent shooting from the field and 50 percent shooting from 3-point range in a pair of back-to-back road games. Parker followed last week's career-high of 23 with a new career high of 26 points in 29 minutes at Mercyhurst. Parker hit 5-of-8 3-pointers, 7-of-8 from the line and 7-of-12 shots overall. He also added two steals. It was the most points scored by a Marauder freshman since 2010.
On Saturday at Mansfield, Parker hit 4-of-10 3-pointers and poured in 19 points in 18 minutes of play. He also grabbed six boards. Parker has scored at least 19 points in three consecutive games and double figures in four in a row. He has hit 18 of his last 32 3-pointers. In his last three games, Parker averaged 22.7 points in 22.3 minutes of action.
The 6-foot, 2-inch Parker leads the team in scoring at 13.8 points per game and is shooting 38.8 percent from 3-point range. He ranks second among PSAC freshmen in scoring.
Millersville is 3-12 on the season.
Against Mansfield, Parker's older brother, Kelvin, made his Millersville debut, scoring 24 points. Kelvin Parker is a 6-4 junior who transferred from Mount St. Mary's in the offseason.