6-foot-6 forward Dedrian Parmer Jr. earned Eagle of the Week this week following his double-double performance against the York College Panthers on Nov. 2. Parmer scored 16 points, 12 rebounds and two assists.
Parmer, a fifth-year senior pursuing his master’s degree in business at Oklahoma Christian University, sat down to answer some questions about himself and his performance against York.
A double-double your first game as an Eagle is impressive. What do you attribute that performance to?
I would say this was a statement game. I put in a lot of time in the gym to not only be successful but comfortable when the lights come on. My work ethic matches my hunger. That double-double was just a result of that.
What is your opinion about the team and school so far?
My teammates are my brothers even though we have only known each other for a couple months. I got love for all of them, and I’d give an arm and leg for each of them. The school seems pretty cool; everyone is nice. Not many people know me since I’m a new student. I’m hoping as the season unfolds I make more relationships with people. However, the community is amazing and the campus is beautiful.
What are your personal goals for this season?
My personal goals this season would be to be one of the best to ever wear an Oklahoma Christian jersey. I have a desire to become all conference and an All-American with a winning record. I also want my brothers to be able to experience the national tournament. When it is all said and done, I want the 2019-2020 Oklahoma Christian team to be one of the best in history.
How did you end up at Oklahoma Christian?
Coach Talley was my assistant coach for a year at USAO. So, after I graduated from USAO in the spring, I noticed he became the head coach at Oklahoma Christian and things turned out for the best. Plus, I noticed how prestigious the MBA program is here, and it is also close to home, so it was a no-brainer why I decided to come to Oklahoma Christian.
What is something you want people to know about you?
I love listening to music. You will always see me singing or dancing to some sort of music.
What is your favorite pre-game song?
This is a hard one, but I do sort of have an old soul, so one of my favorite pregame songs would be Dr. Dre: The Next Episode.
Who is your favorite NBA player?
My favorite NBA player is the G.O.A.T (greatest of all time) LeBron James.