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Selma native makes MACCC All-State second team

Guard Rodericka Parker has successfully made the transition from Selma High School to junior college.

Parker was named to the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference (MACCC) basketball All-state second team for Mississippi Delta Community College.

Parker averaged a team-best 13 points and three assists a game for the Lady Trojans.

“It actually feels great. I had no idea in receiving this but when I did, I was so excited and very proud of myself,” Parker said.

Parker continued to play exceptional above her 5-foot-6 height, slipping past bigger defenders to score.

“When I first started playing JUCO ball I was scared because of my height, but when I actually started playing in games some of the other girls were the same height as me,” Parker said. “Most of the girls can’t match my game, intensity  or speed but I have ran up on some girls that were taller than me and average as me that play the same position as I do.”

Parker said she often gets compliments from opposing coaches and players.

“Everybody I talk to says I’m too advanced for JUCO ball and even my coach told me I’m one of the best guards in JUCO,” Parker said. “But I actually wanted to start off slow and go JUCO to get that feel and get use to the rules and shot clock. I love it, it’s fun and competitive.”

Parker was The Selma Times-Journal’s girls basketball player of the year in 2019 and 2020. She averaged 20 points a game as a senior at Selma High.