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Parker, Smush
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PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Has appeared in 246 regular season games during his four-year NBA career and has made 181 starts…has averaged 9.4 points, 2.9 assists, 2.5 rebounds, 1.27 steals and 26.3 minutes while shooting 43.4 percent from the floor, 35.7 percent from three-point range and 71.0 percent from the foul line…has missed 28 games due to injury and has been a DNP-CD on 11 occasions…in his 181 starts he has averaged 10.9 points, 3.3 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 1.52 steals and 30.9 minutes while shooting 44.1 percent from the floor, 36.3 percent from three-point range and 68.1 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures on 115 occasions, including 19 games with at least 20 points…his longest stretch of consecutive games scoring in double figures is 10 and occurred from Mar. 8-24, 2006…his longest string of consecutive 20-point games is two and has occurred on three occasions, most recently Feb. 2-3, 2007…his highest scoring output off the bench is 20 points and was recorded against Milwaukee on Dec. 9, 2002…has handed out double-figure assists once and has grabbed double-figure rebounds once…has registered a pair of double-doubles…is one of only four players in the NBA, joined by Gilbert Arenas, Kobe Bryant and Jason Kidd, to have recorded at least 110 three-point field goals made and 110 steals in both the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons…his longest streak of consecutive games with at least one three-point field goal made is 12 and occurred from Nov. 3-28, 2006…his longest streak of consecutive games with at least one steal is 10 and occurred from Jan. 20, 2007-Feb. 8, 2007…his longest streak of consecutive starts is 162 and occurred from Nov. 2, 2005-Apr. 13, 2007…his single-game high for most free throws made without a miss is six and occurred at San Antonio on Mar. 10, 2006…his single-game high for three-point field goals made without a miss is five and occurred against Philadelphia on Jan. 6, 2006…his single-game high for field goals made without a miss is four and occurred at Washington on Nov. 6, 2002…has recorded 90 multi-steal games…enters the 2007-08 season 156 field goals shy of 1,000 for his career, 196 points shy of 2,500, four games shy of 250 and 29 three-point field goals shy of 300…has appeared in 12 NBA postseason contests and has averaged 5.9 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.50 steals, 1.2 assists and 26.4 minutes while shooting 30.6 percent from the floor, 15.6 percent from three-point range and 100 percent from the foul line (14-14)…has scored in double figures twice in postseason play…has appeared in 23 games (19 starts) in the NBA D-League and has averaged 19.1 points, 9.1 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 3.04 steals and 36.2 minutes while shooting 47.7 percent from the floor, 43.8 percent from three-point range and 72.9 percent from the foul line…scored in double figures in 21 of 23 D-League games, including 11 games with at least 20 points and four 30-point efforts…handed out double-figure assists on 12 occasions and grabbed double-figure rebounds twice…recorded 11 double-doubles and two triple-doubles (the first two in D-League history)…has played 10 games in the FIBA Europe League and has averaged 18.7 points, 6.4 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 35.3 minutes.

2006-07 SEASON: Started 80 of the 82 games in which he appeared for the Los Angeles Lakers and averaged 11.1 points (.436 FG%, .646 FT%), 2.8 assists, 2.5 rebounds, 1.45 steals and 30.0 minutes…ranked eighth in the NBA in steals-to-turnover ratio (0.78), 14th in total steals (119), 16th in steals per game and tied for 38th in three-point field goals made (110)…set single-season career highs in field goals attempted (785) and offensive rebounds (45)…joined Andrew Bynum as the only Lakers to play all 82 games…led the Lakers in starts, steals per game and total steals and ranked second in points scored (907), field goals made (342) and attempted (785), three-point field goals made (110) and attempted (301) and minutes played (2,457)…was one of only five players in the NBA with at least 110 three-point field goals made and 110 steals…led the Lakers in assists on eight occasions and in points and rebounds once each…scored in double figures 49 times, including eight games of at least 20 points…hit at least one three-point field goal in a career-high 12 consecutive games from Nov. 3-28…recorded at least one steal in a career-high 10 consecutive games from Jan. 20-Feb. 8…scored a career-high 26 points against Orlando on Jan. 12…recorded career highs in both field goals made (10) and attempted (19) against Phoenix on Apr. 8…made a career-high six three-point field goals against Utah on Feb. 26…grabbed a career-high four offensive rebounds against Minnesota on Mar. 18…had 34 multi-steal games…Season Highs: 26 points (vs. Orlando, Jan. 12), nine assists (vs. Minnesota, Mar. 18), eight rebounds (vs. Houston, Mar. 30), six steals (twice), two blocks (at Memphis, Jan. 9) and 46:29 minutes (at Charlotte, Dec. 29).

2005-06 SEASON: Started all 82 games for the Lakers and averaged 11.5 points (.447 FG%, .694 FT%), 3.7 assists, 3.3 rebounds, 1.71 steals and 33.8 minutes…ranked tied for ninth in the NBA in total steals (140), 10th in steals-to-turnover ratio (0.95) and 12th in steal per game…was the only Laker to start all 82 games and one of only two to play in all 82 contests (Sasha Vujacic was the other)…in addition to starts and games played he set single-season career highs in minutes played (2,773), points scored (941), field goals made (348), field goal percentage, three-point field goals made (120) and attempted (328), three-point field goal percentage (.366), free throws made (125) and attempted (180), defensive rebounds (234), total rebounds (271), assists (302), steals (140) and blocks (16)…ranked second on the Lakers in three-point field goals made and attempted, three-point field goal percentage and steals and was third in minutes played, points scored, scoring average, field goals made and attempted and assists…was one of only seven players in the NBA with at least 110 three-point field goals made and 110 steals…scored in double figures a career-high 51 times, including a career-high nine 20-point games…scored in double figures in a career-high 10 consecutive games from Mar. 8-24…handed out double-figure assists once and grabbed double-figure rebounds once…had a pair of double-doubles…led the Lakers in assists on 13 occasions and in rebounds once…recorded career highs in both defensive rebounds (11) and total rebounds (12) at Golden State on Jan. 14…handed out a career-high 10 assists against Houston on Apr. 2…registered a career-high seven steals at Milwaukee on Dec. 6…established his career high in minutes played (46:41) at Sacramento on Jan. 19…had 40 multi-steal games…Season Highs: 24 points (twice), 12 rebounds (at Golden State, Jan. 14), 10 assists (vs. Houston, Apr. 2), seven steals (at Milwaukee, Dec. 6), two blocks (three times) and 46:41 minutes (at Sacramento, Jan. 19).

2004-05 SEASON: Appeared in 16 NBA games (one start), splitting time between the Detroit Pistons and Phoenix Suns, and averaged 3.0 points (.419 FG%, .692 FT%), 0.9 assists, 0.8 rebounds and 9.0 minutes…also spend time with the Florida Flame of the NBA D-League…missed 19 games due to injury while with the Pistons…missed seven games while on the injured list from Nov. 2-19 and another 12 games while on the injured list from Dec. 3-29 with lower back spasms…was a DNP-CD on four occasions (all with Phoenix)…began the season with Detroit, appearing in 11 games (one start) with the Pistons and averaged 3.0 points (.393 FG%, .692 FT%), 1.0 assists, 0.8 rebounds and 10.0 minutes…came off the bench in all five games in which he appeared for the Suns and averaged 3.0 points (.467 FG%, .000 FT%), 0.8 assists, 0.6 rebounds and 6.8 minutes…scored in double figures once…in his lone NBA start of the season he totaled season highs in points (14), assists (6), rebounds (4) and minutes (38) against Charlotte on Nov. 21…had a pair of multi-steal games…appeared in 23 games (19 starts) with the Flame and averaged 19.1 points (.477 FG%, .729 FT%), 9.1 assists, 4.7 rebounds, 3.04 steals and 36.2 minutes…led the Flame in scoring average, assists per game and steals per game…scored in double figures in 21 of 23 D-League games, including 11 games with at least 20 points and four 30-point efforts…handed out double-figure assists on 12 occasions and grabbed double-figure rebounds twice…recorded 11 double-doubles…became the only player in the first four years of the D-League to record a triple-double, accomplishing the feat twice in the 2004-05 season…recorded the first triple-double in D-League history with 31 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds at Columbus on Mar. 26…tallied 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists at Asheville on Apr. 5…earned the first NBDL-NBA Gatorade call-up in Florida Flame history…recorded at least one steal in each of his first 19 games in the D-League (Jan. 12-Mar. 29) and in 22 of 23 overall…NBA Season Highs: 14 points (vs. Charlotte, Nov. 21), six assists (vs. Charlotte, Nov. 21), four rebounds (vs. Charlotte, Nov. 21), two steals (twice) and 38 minutes (vs. Charlotte, Nov. 21).

2003-04 SEASON: Played 10 games for Aris Thessaloniki of the FIBA Europe League and averaged 18.7 points, 6.4 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 35.3 minutes.

2002-03 SEASON: Started 18 of the 66 games in which he appeared for the Cleveland Cavaliers and averaged 6.2 points (.402 FG%, career-high .831 FT%), 2.5 assists, 1.8 rebounds, 0.73 steals and 16.7 minutes…missed a total of nine games due to injury and was a DNP-CD on seven occasions…missed seven games while on the injured list from Feb. 5-23 due to a sprained right ankle and missed a pair of games from Feb. 28-Mar. 2 with lower back spasms…in his 18 starts he averaged 7.2 points, 3.4 assists, 2.4 rebounds, 0.89 steals and 20.5 minutes while shooting 43.1 percent from the field, 30 percent from three-point range and 78.8 percent from the charity stripe…scored in double figures on 14 occasions, including two games with at least 20 points…led the team in scoring once, in assists and steals eight times each and in blocks once…ranked fourth on the team in three-point field goals made (38), three-point field goals attempted (118) and assists (162)…his 20-point effort against Milwaukee on Dec. 9 is his highest scoring output off the bench in his career…recorded career highs in both free throws made (9) and attempted (11) at Orlando on Jan. 29…totaled two points, three assists and one rebound in eight minutes in his NBA debut at Sacramento on Oct. 29…made his first career start against Toronto on Dec. 11 and totaled seven points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 27 minutes…had three double-figure scoring quarters…had 14 multi-steal games…Season Highs: 21 points (at Orlando, Jan. 29), eight assists (vs. Milwaukee, Dec. 9), six rebounds (at New York, Mar. 4), three steals (three times), two blocked shots (three times) and 36 minutes (vs. Toronto, Apr. 16).

NBA PLAYOFFS: 2007: Came off the bench in all five games for the Lakers in their playoff series against Phoenix and averaged 1.8 points (.154 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 1.4 rebounds, 0.6 assists, 0.60 steals and 11.8 minutes…2006: Started all seven games for the Lakers in their playoff series against Phoenix and averaged 8.9 points (.333 FG%, 1.000 FT%), 3.0 rebounds, 2.14 steals, 1.6 assists and 36.9 minutes…topped the Lakers in steals (15) and ranked third in minutes played (258) and three-point field goal attempts (26)…led the Lakers in scoring once and in assists once…scored in double figures twice…started against the Suns in his postseason debut on Apr. 23 and registered 15 points, six rebounds, two steals and one assist in 42:37 of playing time…his six rebounds and 42:37 minutes played at Phoenix in Game 1 on Apr. 23 are his postseason career highs...scored a postseason career-high 18 points against Phoenix in Game 3 on Apr. 28 while also establishing postseason highs in both field goals made (9) and attempted (16)…scored all five of his points in Game 4 on Apr. 30 in the final 2:01, including a three-point field goal with 7.9 seconds left and then recorded a steal from Steve Nash on the ensuing possession that helped force overtime in a game won by the Lakers…his four assists and three steals in Game 7 at Phoenix on May 6 are postseason career highs.

COLLEGE: Opted for early entry into the 2002 NBA Draft following his sophomore season at Fordham…averaged 14.4 points, 5.1 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 3.02 steals in 49 games during his two-year college career at Fordham (2001-02) and the College of Southern Idaho (1999-00)…named Second Team All-Atlantic 10 and Second Team NABC All-Region after averaging 16.5 points (.433 FG%, .730 FT%), 4.5 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 2.29 steals in 28 games (26 starts) as a sophomore at Fordham…led the Rams in scoring, assists and steals…ranked third in the A-10 in steals per game and seventh in scoring average…led the team in scoring 14 times…scored in double figures 24 times, including eight games with at least 20 points…scored a season-high 32 points and grabbed six rebounds in 40 minutes against St. Joseph’s on Feb. 9…sat out the 2000-01 season after transferring to Fordham…played his freshman season at the College of Southern Idaho and averaged 11.7 points, 6.0 assists, 4.00 steals and 2.9 rebounds in 21 games while shooting 47.8 percent from the floor and 81 percent from the foul line.
Personal

Full name is William Henry Parker Nickname is “Smush” - a pet name given to his father, William Parker Jr. by Smush’s mother, Lisa, and was passed on to Smush Hobbies include bowling, billiards and ping-pong Favorite sport other than basketball is softball Favorite basketball player growing up was Kevin Garnett Favorite athlete in another sport is Ken Griffey, Jr Favorite actor is Eddie Murphy Person he admired most growing up was his father Best advice he ever received was when his father told him “you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it” Favorite city is New York Favorite type of music is R&B
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