Sydney Parrish’s AAU coach discusses Oregon’s newest guard

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Top 2020 Guard Will Attend Oregon

Another top player in the 2020 class has chosen her destination, as Sydney Parrish has decided to play for Coach Kelly Graves and the Oregon Ducks.

Parrish, ranked No. 11 according to ESPN, choose Oregon over South Carolina, UCLA, Tennessee, Iowa, Indiana, and Maryland.  The 6’2″ guard from Fishers, Indiana, is coming off of a state championship season for Hamilton Southeastern High School.  As an off-guard, Parrish brings good size, skill, and athleticism to the position.  She’s an extremely gifted scorer and has very good handle as well.  She’s one of the more versatile players in the class, having the quickness and athleticism to handle on the outside and attack the bucket, while also being able to take a smaller defender to the post.

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Parrish plays AAU for Coach Danny Riego and the Indy Lady Gym Rats of the Nike EYBL.  I got a chance to connect with Coach Riego about Parrish and how she will fit in with Oregon’s style of play.

“Syd’s style of play really fits what Oregon does. Oregon scores, and so does Syd. She’s as complete of a ‘scorer’ as there is at the HS level, scoring from all 3 levels, off the bounce and off the pass, in transition or in dead ball change. She’ll flourish in the space that Kelly creates with his system,” he said.  “Syd is great to coach and in the last year she’s really learned how to be a true leader.”

Parrish will have the opportunity to continue to improve her game under Coach Riego this summer, and during her high school season next winter, before heading off to Eugene.  Oregon will look to continue its upward trend next year, as they return many players including Wooden Award winner, Sabrina Ionescu, as the Ducks look to return to the Final Four next season.

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