Men's Basketball News & Highlights
January 28, 2013
Parenti Earns Freedom Honor
Parenti recorded a pair of 20 point games as the Eagles topped Wilkes at home and Manhattanville on the road. He shot 61 percent from the floor and 81 percent from the line in the two-game stretch. He also grabbed 12 rebounds, made four steals, and had seven assists.
In Wednesday's 68-65 win over Wilkes, Parenti led the Eastern attack with 20 points and three steals. He was a perfect 4-for-4 from the foul line.
On Saturday, the Eagles won in Kennedy Gym for the first time in program history. Parenti led the way again with 24 points. He made 7-of-10 shots from the field and was one of three Eastern players with five assists.
Parenti's growth has played a critical part in the development of this year's team. Picked to finish last in the Preseason Coaches' Poll, the Eagles have won three of their last five five games in the league. Parenti, who leads the Eagles with 12.1 points per game, scored 39 points in his rookie season.
He started the year as the off guard position, but he moved to the lead guard role to enable to the Eastern staff to get high-scoring freshman Malcom Garrison into his natural position. Garrison has averaged 16.4 points per game since he and Parenti were paired with each other.
Parenti is the first Eastern University Men's Basketball player to earn Player of the Week Honors this season. The Eagles, who moved into a tie for fifth in the league, travel to King's on Wednesday and host Delaware Valley College on Saturday afternoon.
Updated: Monday, 28 January 2013