Saivon Parker

Saivon Parker


Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Thunder Men’s Basketball student athlete Saivon Parker was named to the Minnesota College Athletic Conference All-Northern Division Team for his outstanding performance during the 2017-2018 season. The postseason award recognizes the top 14 players among the eight colleges in the Northern Division of the conference.
Parker, a 6’2” guard, is currently a freshman at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, Minnesota. He is a graduate of St. Paul Johnson High School in St. Paul, Minnesota. Parker is the fourth Thunder Basketball student athlete in program history to earn MCAC All-Conference Team honors.
“Saivon was one of the most consistent point scorers in our league this season,” said Thunder Basketball Head Coach Brian Burtnyk. “He was a leader for our team and led us in both scoring and free throws in many games. I look forward to having him back next season and building a team around his skills.”
At the conclusion of the 2017-2018 season, Parker was third among the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Northern Division statistical leaders in scoring with 21.3 points per game average, and was a solid rebounder with 6.2 rebounds per game average. Parker made 42.7% of his field goals attempts, mostly from mid-range distance, and he averaged 33.1 minutes per game of playing time. He challenged the Thunder single-season scoring record despite playing in only 15 games this past season.
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association. The men’s basketball conference includes 16 teams which are divided geographically into Northern and Southern Divisions. More information about the conference is available from the league’s website located at www.mcacsports.org.

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