DiRenna Award Submission - Benny Parker

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com, written by Dan Parra - Head coach Sumner Academy

Benny is a true point guard that can do it all.  He’s a fantastic ball handler, passer, and finisher.  His biggest strength is his defense.  He’s amazingly quick and can guard anyone all over the floor.  Since he became our starting point guard his freshman year we have 38 wins and 2 losses in tournament play.  We have won back to back state titles with Benny running the point guard position.

Some of Benny’s accomplishments include the following.

Benny has scored 1380 points, 375 assists and 355 steals in his career at Sumner.  He has maintained a GPA of 3.5 and is on numerous clubs and extra curricular activities both at school and in the community.

Freshman Year

•    Kansas City Kansas Defensive Player of the Year
•    1st team all Defensive Team
•    Newcomer of the Year Kansas City Kansas
•    2nd Team all KCKL
•    Our team won the Blue Valley Tournament
•    Our team won the Spring Hill Tournament
•    League Champs
•    Substate Champs
•    Our record was 21-4

Sophomore Year

•    1st team all KCKAL
•    1st team all defensive team
•    KCKL Defensive player of the year
•    Honorable all state
•    Honorable mention all metro
•    Class 4A State Champs
•    League Champs
•    Won the Blue Valley Tournament
•    All tournament team Blue Valley
•    Record was 22-4

Junior Year

•    1st Team all Kansas City Metro
•    1st team all KCKAL
•    1st team all state
•    1st team all defensive team
•    Won Spring Hill Tournament
•    Won Blue Valley Tournament
•    All tournament team Spring Hill
•    All tournament team Blue Valley
•    KSHB Channel 41 Player of the week
•    Kansas City Star Player of the week twice
•    Record was 23-3

Senior year

•    Kansas City Star player of the week
•    Channel 41 player of the week
•    Won Spring Hill tournament
•    All tournament team Spring Hill
•    All tournament team Blue Valley
•    Our record so far is 16-3.

Benny’s individual stats

                   PPG    APG    Steals PG     3Point %    FG%   FT%
Freshman    7.5       3.8              4.2           32%          58%     68%
Sophomore  12.3     5.3             4.1            37%          49%     72%
Junior          19.8     5.9              4.8          40%           51%     78%
Senior          24.8     6.2             3.9            45%          53%      77%