HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- UPDATE (Friday, April 23, 2020):
James Madison sophomore point guard Deshon Parker is transferring to Appalachian State. Parker made the announcement with a post on Twitter Thursday.
Deshon Parker is entering the transfer portal.
Parker had previously said he was considering a return to JMU when he announced he was entering the NCAA Transfer Portal. JMU head coach Mark Byington was hopeful Parker would return to the Dukes.
Parker started every game at point guard for JMU during the 2019-2020 season and averaged 10.1 points per game. In two years with the Dukes, he started 48 games and averaged 7.8 points per game. He was named to the CAA All-Rookie Team as a freshman following the 2018-2019 season.
ORIGINAL STORY (Thursday, April 23, 2020):
James Madison sophomore point guard Deshon Parker is entering the NCAA Transfer Portal.
Parker made the announcement with a post on Twitter Saturday. He joins JMU teammates Darius Banks and Dwight Wilson in entering the transfer portal. All three players were recruited by former James Madison head coach Louis Rowe. Rowe and JMU mutually parted earlier this month and Mark Byington was named head coach of the Dukes earlier this month.
Parker started all 30 games for the Dukes this past season and averaged 10.1 points and 4 rebounds per game.