CEBU CITY — Newly-crowned Cesafi champion Southwestern University is set to add Jasper Parker’s twin brother Jarvis to the Cobras backcourt.
The duo played together for four years of high school basketball at Savanna High School in Anaheim and Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, California.
During the twins’ senior year playing for the Sunny Hill Lancers, Jasper averaged 13.7 points, 4.6 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 steals in 32 games.
Jarvis Parker, on the other hand, normed just under 10 points, two rebounds and a steal for the Lancers who went 25-8 (win-loss) during that season.
In a talk with Spin.ph just hours after arriving in Cebu, the younger Parker expressed his excitement to play with this brother and bring another dimension to the Cobras attack.
“I’m excited to play with him once again. I’ve played with him all my life. I just hope to bring more accurate perimeter shooting and tough defense to the Cobras,” said Jarvis, who beamed with excitement at the chance of earning a spot on an SWU side.
Jasper Parker said their games couldn’t be any more different.
“We both play different positions so we have different arsenals to our game. But I can say that we play very well together. He was my go-to guy in high school. But it's been a while since I've played with my brother so we'll see how we click again on the court,” said Jasper Parker.
Jarvis said he is also eager to adapt not just to the game but everything in Cebu.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge. It will be a huge adjustment in terms of culture, the weather and basketball but I’m up to it,” Jarvis Parker said.