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Purdue Women's Basketball Recruiting

Shinika Parks

        School and Year (1998-99)       Trinity JC, TX - Juco Sophomore
        Height and Weight               5'9
        Position                        Guard
        98-99 Ratings                   
        Academically Eligible           Yes
        Status                          Signed Purdue


Player Summary · Player News · Game Stats · Season Stats · Honors

Player Summary

Shinika Parks is a 5'9 combo guard, skilled enough to also play on the wing if needed. Parks was the floor leader for the 1999 JUCO National Champion Trinity Valley, who went a perfect 36-0. Parks' skills include verastility, good ballhandling skills and surprisingly good post-up skills when taking the ball to the basket. Originally from California, Parks spent her first year of junior college at Westark JC in Arkansas, later transferring to Trinity. Parks is down to a strong three considerations...Florida, Purdue and UNLV. She plans on making her announcement following her visit to Purdue on April 24th. As a sophomore junior college player, Parks averaged 12 poiints, 8.5 boards and 4.0 assists for 36-0 Trinity Valley. Shinika signed with Purdue on April 26, 1999.

Current Player News

5-3-99...Recently signed Shinika Parks is on track to join the Boilers next season, but according to sources will need to complete six more hours at Trinity this summer to qualify. 4-30-99...For some good articles on the Boiler's newest signee, take at look at these articles from the official Purdue Athletics site and the Indianapolis Star. Purdue received Parks' signed LOI on Wednesday. 4-26-99...Parks became the first junior college transfer to sign with the women today, following up a Sunday verbal with a signed letter. During her visit she got to play a little pickup with some of the current players, and said she is looking forward to playing with with Katie Douglas and Kelly Komara. For some quotes, check out this Journal and Courier article. 4-19-99...Shinika is down to three schools...Florida, UNLV and Purdue...and has visited them in this order, expecting to visit Purdue this coming weekend. Florida may not be such a good fit now that JUCO All-American honorable mention guard Shona Rucker has committed. Florida plans to use the 5'7 guard at both guard positions. Rucker visited the same weekend as Parks, and Rucker admitted telling the Florida staff during that visit she was going to sign. Meanwhile, new Purdue head coach Kristy Curry officially started her new job today. NCAA rules prohibit coaches from recruiting until the first day of their new position. 4-16-99...Parks is expected to visit Purdue the weekend of the 23rd and 24th. The Journal and Courier had an update today for us on Parks' recruitment. 4-15-99...The women have scheduled an official visit with juco guard Shinika Parks. Parks is currently on an official visit to UNLV, and just returned from the University of Florida. The California native is also considering Louisiana Tech. Parks told the University of Florida campus paper "I really liked (the Florida staff). We clicked very well. We sat down and had a good heart to heart before I left. I think I would fit in well." Florida is also recruiting another guard, National JUCO Player-of-the-Year runner-up Karlita Washington, which might affect Florida's chances of signing Parks. Florida is also looking at Kilgore JC's Shona Rucker. 4-9-99...New women's coach Kristy Curry has her eye on another junior college guard to help replace the loss of two senior all-american guards. Tyler CC point guard Tawanda Barnes has already visited the Purdue campus, and the staff looks to host Trinity Valley Texas JC combo guard Shinika Parks soon. Parks averaged 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the JUCO national champs this year. Sparks will visit Florida this weekend.

Single Game Statistics

DATE MIN FG FGA FT FTA 3P 3PA RB A B S PTS -------------------------------------------------- 03-17-99 17 Won 61- Westark 57

Season to Date Statistics

Season thru PPG FG% FT% 3P% RPG APG SPG BPG RECORD RANK ------------------------------------------------------------------ 98-99 season 12.0 8.5 4.0 36-0 #1

Awards and Honors

98-99 season

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