The Boilermakers look to earn their first road win of the season Wednesday.
An excellent passer who sees the floor very well ... good ball handler who had a great assist-to-turnover ratio as a sophomore ... started the majority of games at point guard as a sophomore.
Junior Season (2002-03)
>Appeared in 28 games, averaging 9.9 minutes per game.
>Ranks 20th on Purdue?s all-time assist list.
>Ranked third on the team in assists with 54.
>Had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.9 to 1.
>Earned team?s Courage Award for most charges taken.
European Trip (Summer 2002)
>Averaged 3.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game.
>Ranked second on the team in assists with 42 over eight games.
>Led team with 22 steals over eight games and had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.5 to 1.
Sophomore Season (2001-02)
>Appeared in 29 games, with 21 starts.
>Averaged 2.2 points and 4.8 assists per game and led the Big Ten in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.5 to 1).
>Led team in assists.
>Had game highs in assists in 22 games.
>Ranked second on the team in steals with 29.
>Recorded an assist in 29 games, running his career streak to 39 in a row (58 of 61 games).
>Earned team?s Doc Combs Play Hard Award and Bob King Assist Award.
Freshman Season (2000-01)
>Appeared in all 32 games off the bench and ranked second on the team in assists with 83.
>Posted at least one assist in 29 of 32 games.
>Averaged 1.4 points and 1.1 rebounds per game.
High School (Northwestern)
>Played for Jim Yeakel and was a four-time team MVP and two-time Nike All-American.
>Indiana State All-Star selection, four-time all-area and all-conference pick.
>Three-year captain; named honorable mention all-state as a senior.
Ranks as high school?s all-time leader in steals, assists (678) and points (1,667).
>Averaged 20.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 8.3 assists per game as a senior.
>Participated in the Wendy?s Classic in Dayton, Ohio, which featured the best players from Indiana, Illinois and Ohio.
>Majoring in organizational leadership and supervision
>Born Aug. 8, 1981
>Son of Jane and Bruce Parkinson
>Has one brother, Trent (18)
>Father played at Purdue from 1973 to 1977 and is Purdue?s all-time assists leader with 690. 4Grandfather, Jack Parkinson, played basketball at Kentucky for Adolph Rupp and is in the Kentucky Athletics Hall of Fame.