The state of Texas is known to be a place where there is deep rooted tradition of producing high major basketball recruits. Class of 2025 C Parker Jefferson out of Waxahachie, has grown into one of the best kept secrets in the state. He put up quite an impressive spring and summer travel season so far and held his own many of the best the nation has to offer. When it is all said and done, he may be the diamond jewel of the entire 2025 recruiting class.
Standing at 6’10, Jefferson has the ultimate blend of size and skill at the high school level. He has a natural feel for the game and is dominant around the basket. He has plethora of post moves and scores the basketball with ease in the half court. He is one of the best rim runners in his class and is always in attack mode. He is a great passer and can be used in multiple ways within the offense. He has a high IQ and always seems to make the right plays for his team. He has put in a lot of working stretching his shooting range beyond 15 feet and has worked to expand beyond the three-point line. He has gotten more comfortable putting the ball on the floor and has showed glimpses of what may come with continued improvement of ball handling and being used further out on the perimeter. His shooting mechanics are above average and shoots an exceptionally good percentage from the free throw line.
Defensively he protects the rim at all costs. His has exceptionally long arms and makes it difficult for opponents to challenge him at the rim. He moves his feet very well and is active out on the perimeter when he is forced away from the basket. He rebounds the ball well on both ends of the floor and can begin the break in transition. He plays the game with a high motor and a lot of passion and impacts the game on both ends of the floor. College programs who may have been in the dark about his talents are now starting to take notice and look to get a front row seat at his development.
He currently holds offers from the likes of Alabama St, Oklahoma St, TCU, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech. We look for this list to grow as he finishes out this last stretch of the travel season.