Teri Moren got a second chance with an in-state 5-star, and this time she didn’t miss.
Fishers, Ind. product Sydney Parrish announced Saturday she will transfer from Oregon to IU.
“What up Hoosier Nation, decided it was time to come home,” Parrish wrote on her Twitter page.
Starring for Hamilton Southeastern H.S., Parrish was ranked No. 8 nationally in her class coming out of high school, earning 2020 Miss Basketball and McDonald’s All American honors as a senior.
A 6-foot-2 guard, Parrish averaged 7.5 points on 36.7% shooting over 55 games played for Oregon (34 starts).
She has three years of eligibility remaining.
“We are very glad that Sydney is back in Indiana,” said IU head coach Teri Moren.
“We’ve had a long relationship dating back to her days before her decorated high school career where she was a McDonald’s All American and Indiana Miss Basketball. We want to recruit the very best players and Sydney undoubtedly fits that mold. What stands out the most about her is her competitiveness. She is tough, and she plays hard.”
As a true freshman in 2020-21, Parrish appeared in 23 of Oregon’s 24 games, making two starts. She averaged 6.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game while shooting 33.6 percent (45-of-134) from the floor and 33.3 percent (22-of-66) from three-point range.
Parrish’s role increased substantially in year two. She started all 32 of Oregon’s games and averaged 8.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.0 assist while shooting 38.5 percent from the field overall and 35.4 percent from three.
Parrish fills an immediate need for Moren after the Hoosiers lost Ali Patberg, Nicole Cardano-Hillary and Aleksa Gulbe to eligibility.
Parrish averaged 24.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game as a senior, guiding Hamilton Southeastern High School to a 22-2 regular-season record and a trip to the sectional title game. She scored 30 or more points eight times as a senior while racking up eight double-doubles.
She led HSE to the Indiana Class 4-A State title as a junior after averaging 21.0 points per game, including 30 points and 10 rebounds in the Royals’ state championship game victory – en route to winning 2019 Indiana Gatorade State player of the year.
Parrish is the second transfer Indiana has claimed. 6-foot-4 Providence forward Alyssa Geary will also join the program for the 2022-23 season. Geary started in all 30 games for the Friars in 2021-22, averaging 26.4 minutes per game and 9.5 points per game. The senior shot 37.7 percent from the field while adding 4.2 rebounds a game
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