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  InterBasket > Player Profiles > Anthony Parker, Usa  > talk From Euroleague.net: Played high-school basketball at Central HS, Naperville, Illinois…played college basketball at Bradley University (1993-97)…selected in the 1997 NBA Draft by New Jersey Nets (#21)…draft rights traded by New Jersey Nets to Philadelphia 76ers…signed by Philadelphia 76ers for the 1997-98 season…played there also the 1998-99 championship…traded for the 1999-00 season by 76ers to Orlando Magic…released on January ’00…signed by Quad City Thunder in the CBA... moved to Israel for the 2000-01 season, signed by Maccabi Tel Aviv...played there also the 2001-02 championship…moved to Italy on January ’03, signed for the remainder of the season by Virtus Roma…back to Israel for the 2003-04 season, signed by Maccabi Tel Aviv… he’s still playing there.

Accomplishments: Member of the Under-22 US National Team, Won the 2000-01, 2001-02, 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06 Israeli National Championship with Maccabi Tel Aviv…won the 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006 Israeli National Cup with Maccabi Tel Aviv…won the 2001 Suproleague with Maccabi Tel Aviv… won the 2004 and 2005 Euroleague with Maccabi Tel Aviv…named the 2004 Euroleague Final Four MVP…named to the 2004-05 and 2005-06 All-Euroleague 1st Team…named the 2004-05 and 2005-06 Euroleague MVP...named the 2003-04 Israeli League MVP…played the 2001 Israeli All Star Game…named the 1995-96 MVC Conference MVP…has been.

2006-07 NBA Season saw Anthony Parker return to the NBA after a long successful stint Europe.  Parker along with the ever-improving Chris Bosh and European rookies Andrea Bargnani and Jorge Garbajosa play a critical role in the Toronto Raptors surprising season, winning the Atlantic division and clinching the third seed.  Anthony Parker averaged 12.3 pts, 3.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and lead the Raptors in three-point percentage (44.2%) and free throw percentage (83.1%).  Anthony scored a career-high 27 points in a 103-89 win against the Chicago Bulls on April 8, 2007.

Anthony Parker Profile

Name: Anthony Michael Parker
Nickname: N/A
Born: June 19, 1975
Status: Active
Origin: Des Moines, Iowa USA. Raised in Naperville, Illinois
Height: 6-6/1,98m
Weight: 215lbs/97,5kg
Schools: Central HS (Naperville, IL), Bradley University
Drafted: 1997, First Round, 21st overall by the New Jersey Nets
Languages: English
Website: InterBasket
Teams (jersey): Under-22 US National Team, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Quad City Thunder (CBA), Virtus Rome, Maccabi Tel Aviv (8), Toronto Raptors (18)
Ibn Notes: Another American player cut by NBA teams, only to find his skillset better off for success overseas... Anthony Parker has created quite a legacy in his six years in Europe; leading Macabbi to 5 straight Israeli championships (2001-2006), won two Euroleague titles in 2004 and 2005, also named Euroleague MVP for both those years, as well as All-Euroleague first team in 2005 and 2006.  Joining Parker on those two teams are Sarunas Jasikevicius, Juan Carlos Navarro, Arvydas Macijauskas, David Andersen, Nikola Vujcic, Luis Scola and Theodoros Papaloukas of Greece.
After bouncing around to a few NBA teams during his first go, it's always been a dream of Anthony Parker's to get another shot with the NBA, then on June 13th, 2006, after 6 seasons overseas, he got his wish.  Parker was signed by the Toronto Raptors, and will be playing alongside a roster full of fellow European veterans; Jorge Garbajosa, Jose Manuel Calderon, 2006 NBA #1 draft pick Andrea Bargnani, Rasho Nesterovic, and Uros Slokar.  You can't help but think that Parker will certainly be more successful surrounded by players that already respect his game (and vice-versa).  Ironically, the Raptors are the team Parker hit the game winner on when Macabbi Tel Aviv defeated the Toronto Raptors 105-103 in the Air Canada Centre on October 16th, 2005.  Parker will be competing for  minutes with Morris Peterson, the player he hit the shot over.
Apparently basketball run's in Anthony Parker's blood as little sister Candace Parker (yes, the one that plays at the University of Tennessee and dunked twice in a college game) is one of the top basketball phenoms ever, while older brother Marcus also played

Anthony Parker and Hersey Hawkins are the only players in Bradley history to rank in the career top 10 in scoring (8th), assists (9th), steals (7th) and blocked shots (5th).

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