Austin Parkinson
Austin  Parkinson


Kokomo, Ind.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 187



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Game Notes: No. 18/23 Purdue at IUPUI

The Boilermakers look to earn their first road win of the season Wednesday.

Scouting Parkinson
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.


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