Very quickly and somewhat quietly, Emily Parrett has put herself on the map as one of the best young players in Fort Wayne. Parrett became the most crucial piece to what Carroll did a year ago as she seemed to get better every single outing.
Parrett scored a team high 12.8 points per game during the 2018-19 season and while she didn’t lead them in any other statistical category, the Chargers were always better with her on the court. Parrett was able to chip is consistently in rebounding, on defense and passing the ball on the fast break. Parrett doesn’t plan overemotionally and does a really good job of altering her pace, able to play in a varsity of different styles to match what her coach wants to do or what opposing teams are doing.
Because of that, she has had a somewhat unassuming rise and it has Carroll in the conversation for the upper half of a pretty strong Summit Athletic Conference. Parrett shot 44 percent from the field and about 30 percent from three point range. She takes smart shots and is certainly a strong leader by example who just does a lot of things really well. Parrett is incredibly creative off the dribble and that versatility could mean special things by the time her high school career is over.
“Emily Parrett has a high basketball I.Q. and she is an explosive scorer with quick first step to the basket,” says Carroll coach Mark Redding. “She has improved on her three point shooting as well as shooting off the dribble. Her ability to drive to the basket, allows Emily to open up her teammates. Looking forward for Emily having a great junior year.”